Classroom Resources

These resources are intended to improve civic literacy, introduce the concepts of governance and democracy, increase awareness about the workings of government in Canada, and teach students how to effectively participate as active and informed citizens in their community.

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Elementary School

This activity resource was developed for grades 4 to 8/secondary I-II. 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.

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF


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SS

Secondary School

This activity resource was developed for grades 9 to 12/secondary III-V. 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.

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF

Unit 1: Rules and Government PDF
Activity 1.1: How Should We Decide PDF | WORD
Handout 1.2: Key Terms PDF


Download Package
ZIP FILE (25MB)

Videos

Learn the basics about government, democracy and elections in Canada through these fun and engaging animated videos.

  • Government and Democracy

    What is government? What are the different types that exist around the world? What system do we use in Canada, and how does it work?

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  • Our Electoral System

    What is government? What are the different types that exist around the world? What system do we use in Canada, and how does it work?

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  • The Levels of Government

    What are the levels of government in Canada? What are the responsibilities of each level? Who is the elected representative at each level?

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  • The Right to Vote

    What are the levels of government in Canada? What are the responsibilities of each level? Who is the elected representative at each level?

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