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Custom lesson plans and selected educational news from The Globe & Mail, designed to work in your classroom. We're here to make your job just a little easier. Developed by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

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Reverse-engineering Venezuela’s epic fall from rich to poor

Lesson Plans   |   March 25, 2019

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Barrie McKenna offers a snapshot review of Venezuela’s decline from the 1950s to today, emphasizing the economic failures of late president Hugo Chavez and his successor, Nicolas Maduro. He cites an economy declined by half,... read more

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Deflation

Cartoons   |   March 25, 2019

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Massacre, plane crash, cyclone -- world news presents a profoundly depressing picture.

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Mueller report says Trump campaign didn’t collude with Russia, but silent on obstruction of justice

In the News   |   March 25, 2019

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has determined that President Donald Trump’s campaign did not collude with the Russian government’s efforts to tip the 2016 election. Mr. Mueller, however, reached no determination on whether the President obstructed... read more

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Tell Canadians the ‘whole story’ of SNC-Lavalin affair, former Liberal minister Philpott urges PM

In the News   |   March 22, 2019

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to reset the political spotlight on the federal budget Thursday, but it was overshadowed by opposition manoeuvres in Parliament and a public appeal from former cabinet minister Jane Philpott to... read more

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Federal Budget 2019: Eight ways the Budget will affect your personal finances

Lesson Plans   |   March 20, 2019

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This article and lesson plan help students examine the highlights and features of the 2019 Budget and assess its impact, strengths and weaknesses – as well as exploring which groups may be happy, or unhappy,... read more

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Carrick Talks Money: Rob's financial rules for car buying

Videos   |   March 20, 2019

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 Rob Carrick thinks people are spending too much money on vehicles these days and shares some financial rules he follows when buying a car.... read more

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Braccident?

Cartoons   |   March 20, 2019

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Virtually nothing is settled about how Prime Minister Theresa May will lead Britain out of the European Union, a process known as Brexit.

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Federal budget 2019 highlights: 10 things you need to know

In the News   |   March 19, 2019

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The federal government unveiled a budget on Tuesday, ahead of a federal election, that marked a pivot back to middle-class issues with a slate of new spending aimed at key voting blocs. The plan comes with... read more

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School daze

Cartoons   |   March 19, 2019

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Around 50 Americans, some quite famous, have been charged in an alleged conspiracy to illicitly gain admission for privileged children to top colleges and universities.

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Top bureaucrat Michael Wernick resigns over SNC-Lavalin affair

In the News   |   March 19, 2019

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Canada’s top bureaucrat tendered his resignation as Clerk of the Privy Council on Monday after conceding he had lost the “trust and respect” of the opposition parties over his role in the SNC-Lavalin affair. The... read more

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Audacious Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu sending shock waves through world of women’s tennis

In the News   |   March 18, 2019

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Heading into the quarter-finals at Indian Wells, Calif., last week, there was a sense that Bianca Andreescu had already left her mark at the tournament. The Canadian teenager, a wild-card entry into the BNP Paribas... read more

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Upscale and mainstream: Can Aritzia cater to all?

Lesson Plans   |   March 18, 2019

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This article discusses the retail strategy for Aritzia, an international chain founded in Canada.  It touches on demographics, strategic planning, brand loyalty and technology.... read more

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This is why Canadians are so stressed out about money despite good economic times

In the News   |   March 12, 2019

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A lot has gone right for the economy in the past decade, yet evidence is mounting that Canadians are worried sick about money. People are losing sleep over their household finances and their physical and... read more

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Play it again: Canadian behind Sunrise Records buys 100 HMV stores in U.K. in bet on music store revival

Lesson Plans   |   March 12, 2019

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This article is an interesting case study that looks at resurrecting an industry that had previously all but disappeared.... read more

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How to deal with propaganda

Research & Findings   |   March 12, 2019

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It’s election year in Canada and a feverish pre-election year for our neighbour to the south. As political ads, videos and social media posts explode across our collective vistas, we address the thorny question: What... read more

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Eighteen Canadians among the 157 killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

In the News   |   March 11, 2019

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Eighteen Canadians were among 157 people killed Sunday when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed near Addis Ababa just minutes after takeoff, authorities say. There was no indication of the cause of the crash. The plane... read more

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