Tools & Videos



What does it mean to live in a democracy? What is the purpose of government, and how is it structured in Canada? What is an electoral system? How have voting rights evolved over time? How do election campaigns work in Alberta?

Learn the basics about government, democracy and elections by watching the videos posted below – including three new videos created for the 2019 Alberta provincial election.


Alberta’s Provincial Government


Alberta’s Election Process


How to Vote in Alberta


Government and Democracy


The Right to Vote


The Levels of Government


Behind the Screens: Who decides what I see online?


Information Pollution


FakeOut Skill Checks


Online Verification Skills with Mike Caulfield


What Is Journalism and Why Does it Matter?


Student Vote Alberta 2015




A series of slide decks have been developed to complement each lesson in the Elementary and Intermediate/Secondary resources.

Elementary Level

  • Slide Deck 1: Rules and Government [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 3: Rights and Responsibilities [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 4: Democracy and Information [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 5: Online Verification Skills [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 6: Journalism [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 7A: Who am I? [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 7B: Levels of Government [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 9: My Candidates [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 12: The Voting Process [PPT]


Intermediate/Secondary Level

  • Slide Deck 1A: Values, Beliefs & Perspectives [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 1B: The Political Spectrum [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 2: Government and Democracy [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 3: Democracy and Information [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 4: Online Verification Skills [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 5: Journalism [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 7A: Democratic Participation [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 7B: Electoral Participation Research [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 8: Governments in Canada [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 9: Provincial Government in Alberta [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 10: Elections in Alberta [PPT]
  • Slide Deck 11: The Voting Process [PPT]