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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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LeBron James to launch Canadian expansion of media business Uninterrupted with former Sportsnet president

Lesson Plans   |   September 11, 2019

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This article demonstrates the power of fame and how it can impact a business venture.... read more

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Conservatives’ on-campus flyers maligning ‘left-wing’ professors anger academics, faculty representatives

In the News   |   September 13, 2019

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The Conservative Party is distributing flyers that suggest university professors are agents of left-wing indoctrination. The party flyers were spotted on the York University campus in Toronto this week. The flyers bear an image of... read more

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Just the facts, please

Research & Findings   |   September 12, 2019

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As the Canadian school year kicks off, raucous campaigns for our federal election in October are in full swing. Research and Findings was impressed by a college-aged niece, who asked where she could find unbiased... read more

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Top Canadian universities rise in global rankings

In the News   |   September 12, 2019

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Canadian universities, led by the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia and McGill, have moved up in an influential ranking of the world’s top schools. Seven Canadian institutions were ranked among the top... read more

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Student Vote program looks to engage, educate students on election process

In the News   |   September 11, 2019

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Elementary and high-school students across Canada will have a chance to participate in the federal election voting process first-hand through a national program. The initiative, known as Student Vote, is designed to encourage students to... read more

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Slouching towards Ottawa

Cartoons   |   September 11, 2019

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All political parties have been slow off the mark in announcing their platforms for the federal election in October.

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No federal leader a ‘clear winner’ on leading an ethical government: poll

In the News   |   September 10, 2019

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No federal leader has a clear advantage on the question of who would be best at leading an ethical government, according to a new poll conducted by Nanos Research for The Globe and Mail. Twenty-three... read more

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Bianca Andreescu followed plan all the way to the top

In the News   |   September 9, 2019

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Bianca Andreescu’s U.S. Open title is the biggest moment yet for a Canadian tennis star. But players from Canada have been flirting with this kind of success for several years, skyrocketing up the rankings and... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – September 2019

Quizzes   |   September 9, 2019

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news over the course of the summer. What is the air passenger bill of rights? A collection of... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – September 2019

Quizzes   |   September 9, 2019

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Here are the answers to our September quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. What is the air passenger bill of rights? Answer: d Additional notes:  The first phase of the... read more

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Review backs Teck oil sands mine: Jobs, economic benefit outweigh environmental impact, it finds

Lesson Plans   |   September 6, 2019

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This article explains the reasoning behind the federal-Alberta review panel decision and explores the political implications of that decision.... read more

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Bernier’s vitriol toward Greta Thunberg showcases a wider trend of contempt by political figures

In the News   |   September 4, 2019

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On Monday, Maxime Bernier sent out a string of tweets attacking Greta Thunberg, the student environmental activist. The leader of the new People’s Party seeks to bring to Canada a poison afflicting many democracies: the... read more

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Inclusion can affect happiness at work and productivity

Lesson Plans   |   September 4, 2019

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This article explores the benefits of keeping people involved and informed and the increased challenges of doing so as more and more people work remotely.... read more

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Should we give up on financial literacy? Are you kidding me?

CFEE Blog   |   September 3, 2019

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So here we are the start of another school year. For a brief period each year, the media and others focus on issues pertaining to schooling and what we teach our kids. Let’s suppose for... read more

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Is our democracy – at least the one we want - at risk?

CFEE Blog   |   September 3, 2019

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We live in a democracy – a democracy built upon the hard work, and even deaths, of many who came before us.  Yet, let’s be honest, we take it for granted. It is a right,... read more

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Campus life threatened, student groups say of Ford’s opt-out initiative at Ontario universities and colleges

In the News   |   September 3, 2019

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Fifteen cents for the food bank, a quarter for sexual education and peer counselling, a little less than three dollars for the student newspaper. The list of student fees made optional by the Ontario government... read more

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