Lesson Plans

Each lesson 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 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 and available time.

On this page you will find five lesson plans along with corresponding handouts and activity sheets. Inuktitut versions of each handout and activity sheet can be found on the Inuktitut Resources page.

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]
  • Acknowledgments [PDF]
  • How to Use this Resource [PDF]
  • Suggestions for Wider Engagement [PDF]
  • Glossary [PDF]

Lesson 1

Lesson 1: Governance and Democracy [PDF]

  • Activity Sheet 1.1: Learning about Government [PDF] [Word]
  • Activity Sheet 1.2: Government Type and Terms [PDF] [Word]
  • Handout 1.3: Highlights from the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms [PDF]
  • Activity Sheet 1.4: Our Rights and Responsibilities [PDF] [Word]
  • Activity Sheet 1.4: Our Rights and Responsibilities – Teacher Copy [PDF] [Word]
  • Activity Sheet 1.5: Who Should Decide? [PDF] [Word]

Lesson 2

Lesson 2: Governments in Nunavut [PDF]

  • Handout 2.1: Government Responsibilities [PDF]
  • Activity Sheet 2.2: Investigating Government [PDF] [Word]
  • Activity Sheet 2.2: Investigating Government – Teacher Copy [PDF] [Word]
  • Handout 2.3: Nunavut Government Overview [PDF]
  • Handout 2.4: Nunavut Timeline [PDF]
  • Handout 2.5: Nunavut Territorial Departments [PDF]

Lesson 3

Lesson 3: Nunavut Territorial Elections [PDF]

  • Activity Sheet 3.1: Election Candidate Profile [PDF] [Word]
  • Activity Sheet 3.2: Getting to Know the Candidates [PDF] [Word]
  • Handout 3.3: Suggestions for Organizing an All‑Candidates Debate [PDF]
  • Activity Sheet 3.4: Evaluating the Candidates [PDF] [Word]
  • Activity Sheet 3.5: Vote for My Candidate [PDF] [Word]

Lesson 4

Lesson 4: The Voting Process [PDF]

  • Activity Sheet 4.1: Preparing to Vote [PDF] [Word]
  • Activity Sheet 4.2: Poster Planning Sheet [PDF] [Word]
  • Activity Sheet 4.3: Practice Makes Perfect [PDF] [Word]
  • Student Vote Election Manual [PDF]

Lesson 5

Lesson 5: Post-Election Analysis [PDF]

Assessment Opportunities

Assessment Opportunities [PDF]

  • Election Scrapbook Assignment [PDF]
  • Election Scrapbook Rubric [PDF]
  • Group Work Rubric [PDF]
  • Discussion Rubric [PDF]

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