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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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New national park celebrated as ‘reconciliation in progress’

In the News   |   August 22, 2019

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A northern First Nation says the creation of a massive new national park is an example of the government charting a new path with Indigenous people. On Wednesday, Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation and the... read more

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Parents will be allowed to remove children from sex-ed classes under new Ontario government curriculum

In the News   |   August 21, 2019

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Parents will have the option of removing their children from sex-ed classes as the province rolls out a new curriculum that moves topics of gender identity and gender expression to later grades, Ontario’s Education Minister... read more

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Want to talk about climate change during the federal election? You’ll have to register for that

In the News   |   August 20, 2019

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Elections Canada is standing by its directive that to run election ads about climate change, environmental groups will have to follow rules that some organizations say would effectively silence them during a crucial debate. A... read more

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Canada criticizes U.K. move to strip ‘Jihadi Jack’ of British citizenship

In the News   |   August 19, 2019

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Federal officials say Britain is shirking its responsibilities by revoking the citizenship of a man dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by media, leaving the alleged terrorist imprisoned in Syria with solely Canadian citizenship. Jack Letts, a British-born... read more

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Laurentian University to waive tuition for students who grew up in child welfare system

Articles of Interest   |   August 18, 2019

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Laurentian University is offering to waive tuition for students who have been in the child welfare system, regardless of their age, the latest addition to a movement that aims to provide more educational opportunities to... read more

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California has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the U.S., so why haven’t the mass shootings stopped?

In the News   |   August 16, 2019

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U.S. lawmakers looking to curb gun violence after last week’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio could take a lesson from California. The state has long had the most restrictive gun laws in the United... read more

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Trudeau violated ethics law by pressing Wilson-Raybould over SNC-Lavalin deal, Ethics Commissioner rules

In the News   |   August 15, 2019

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau oversaw his government’s efforts to obtain an out-of-court settlement for engineering firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. starting in 2016, undermining the authority of former attorney-general Jody Wilson-Raybould and breaking Canada’s ethics rules... read more

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India tightens grip in Kashmir with mosque closings, heavy military presence

In the News   |   August 13, 2019

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Some observers say the actions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government echo China’s moves in Xinjiang, another region with a large Muslim population. Families in a Muslim-dominated region have been cut off from loved ones.... read more

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Bianca Andreescu is beginning to seem like Serena Williams’s time-travelling doppelganger

In the News   |   August 12, 2019

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Only a few minutes after she’d begun the biggest match of her young career, Bianca Andreescu was told it was over. Ms. Andreescu pulled a startled face and looked over at Serena Williams. The greatest... read more

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Banks are offering cash and iPads to people opening new chequing accounts — should you bite?

In the News   |   August 9, 2019

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If you’re up for a bribe, it’s a great time to open a chequing account with one of the big banks. Royal Bank of Canada will give you an iPad that appears to have a... read more

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Manhunt ends as RCMP discover two bodies believed to be B.C. homicide suspects

In the News   |   August 8, 2019

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Police are ‘confident’ the bodies found near the shoreline of Manitoba’s Nelson River belong to Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod, though autopsies are pending and the cause of death was not identified. A manhunt that... read more

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Average Canadian household spent more on taxes than living costs in 2018, report finds

In the News   |   August 6, 2019

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The average Canadian household paid nearly $40,000 in taxes last year, more than the combined cost of clothing, food and shelter, according to a new report. The Fraser Institute’s annual Canadian Consumer Tax Index is... read more

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‘Climate change makes it worse’: Arctic fires threaten more dark days in the North

In the News   |   August 2, 2019

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The Shanghai Creek fire burns in the Yukon on July 30, 2019, triggering evacuation alerts for nearby Keno City and Elsa areas. YUKON PROTECTIVE SERVICES As summers get drier and warmer, infernos such as those... read more

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If you love to judge people on their spending habits, this website’s for you

Articles of Interest   |   August 2, 2019

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Money Diaries, an online feature which people reveal their spending habits in minute and sometimes painful detail, launched in Canada on Tuesday. Can we handle it? In its U.S. version, Money Diaries has generated discussions... read more

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Dragons’ Den star’s startup gets $300-million to fuel growth of e-commerce companies

In the News   |   August 1, 2019

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A Toronto startup co-led by Dragons’ Den star Michele Romanow that is aiming to transform how young e-commerce companies finance their growth has secured US$300-million in capital to fund its own expansion. Clear Finance Technology Corp., which... read more

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