Senior Years Resources

This activity resource was developed for senior years students. Each lesson has several activities and options available, for the ease of adapting it to your classroom. Please use, modify, rearrange and choose from these activities as you see fit. The lessons 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.

On this page you will find seven lesson plans along with corresponding handouts and activities. Many of the lessons suggest videos or PowerPoint presentations 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]

Lesson 1

  • Lesson 1: Democratic Principles [PDF]
  • Activity 1.1: What Does ‘Democracy’ Mean? [PDF]
  • Handout 1.2: Democratic Principles [PDF]
  • Activity 1.3: The Principles Of Democracy In Action [PDF]

Lesson 2

  • Lesson 2: Universal Suffrage [PDF]
  • Handout 2.1: History Of Voting Rights In Canada (Version 1) [PDF]
  • Handout 2.1: History Of Voting Rights In Canada (Version 2) [PDF]

Lesson 3

  • Lesson 3: Government in Canada [PDF]
  • Activity 3.1: Government In Canada — KWL Chart [PDF]
  • Handout 3.2: Government Responsibilities [PDF
  • Activity 3.3: Levels Of Government Graphic Organizer [PDF]
  • Activity 3.4: What Does Government Have To Do With Me? [PDF]

Lesson 4

  • Lesson 4: Municipalities [PDF]
  • Activity 4.1: Give One – Get One [PDF]
  • Activity 4.2: Getting To Know My Municipal Government [PDF
  • Activity 4.3: Case Study – Research An Issue [PDF]
  • Activity 4.4: By-Law Analysis [PDF]
  • Exemplar 4.5: By-Law Analysis [PDF]

Lesson 5

  • Lesson 5: Municipal Elections [PDF]
  • Activity 5.1: Which Issues Matter Most In This Election? [PDF]
  • Activity 5.2: Graphic Organizer – Getting To Know The Candidates [PDF

Lesson 6

  • Lesson 6: School Trustees [PDF]
  • Activity 6.1: Both Sides Now [PDF]
  • Handout 6.2: The Role of School Trustees [PDF
  • Activity 6.3: My Ideal School Trustee [PDF

Lesson 7

  • Lesson 7 : The Voting Process [PDF]
  • Activity 7.1: Voting Survey [PDF]
  • Activity 7.2: Brainstorming Sheet [PDF]
  • Student Vote Election Manual [PDF]

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