Early and Middle Years Resources

This activity resource was developed for early and middle years students. Each unit has several activities and options available, for the ease of adapting it to your particular classroom. Please use, modify, rearrange and choose from the suggestions as you see fit. The units build upon one another and have a clear flow, but they can also be used as stand-alone lessons or activities depending on your classroom needs and available time.

On this page you will find eight lesson plans along with corresponding handouts and activities. Many of the lessons suggest PowerPoint presentations or videos to assist with the instruction portion of the lesson; these can be found on the Slide Decks and Videos pages. Various assessment tools are also posted, along with a glossary of terms.

Activity Resource

  • Welcome [PDF]
  • How To Use This Resource [PDF]
  • Suggestions For Wider Engagement [PDF]
  • Glossary [PDF]

Unit 1

  • Unit 1: Rules and Government [PDF]
  • Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide? [PDF
  • Handout 1.2: Key Terms [PDF]

Unit 2

  • Unit 2: Politics [PDF]
  • Activity 2.1: Politics — KWL Chart [PDF]  

Unit 3

  • Unit 3: Rights and Responsibilities in a Democracy [PDF]
  • Activity 3.1: Anticipation Guide [PDF]
  • Handout 3.2: Highlights From The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms [PDF
  • Activity 3.3: Charter Scavenger Hunt [PDF
  • Activity 3.4: Our Rights And Responsibilities [PDF]

Unit 4

  • Unit 4: Levels of Government [PDF]
  • Activity 4.1: Government Responsibilities [PDF]

Unit 5

  • Unit 5: My Municipal Government [PDF]
  • Activity 5.1: My Municipal Government [PDF]
  • Activity 5.2: Plan Of Action For My Community [PDF
  • Activity 5.3: Community Diorama [PDF]
  • Activity 5.4: Field Trip – Community Walk [PDF]

Unit 6

  • Unit 6: Municipal Elections [PDF]
  • Activity 6.1: Election Survey [PDF]
  • Activity 6.2: What Does ‘Election’ Mean? [PDF
  • Activity 6.3: How Do I Decide How To Vote? [PDF]
  • Activity 6.4: Graphic Organizer – Getting To Know The Candidates [PDF]

Unit 7

  • Unit 7: School Trustees [PDF]
  • Activity 7.1: Who Will Make A Good School Trustee? [PDF]

Unit 8

  • Unit 8: The Voting Process [PDF]
  • Activity 8.1: Democracy For Lunch! [PDF]
  • Student Vote Election Manual [PDF]

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