Learning Resources

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

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Elementary Level

These learning resources were developed for grades 4 to 8. 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. These 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.

  • Welcome PDF
  • How to Use This Resource PDF
  • COVID Considerations PDF
  • Lesson 2: Rights and Responsibilities PDF
  • Slide Deck 2: Rights and Responsibilities PowerPoint Google Slides
  • Video: “The Right to Vote” YouTube
  • Activity 2.1: Anticipation Guide PDF Word Google Doc
  • Activity 2.1: Anticipation Guide (Answer Key) PDF
  • Handout 2.2: Highlights from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms PDF
  • Activity 2.3: Our Rights and Responsibilities PDF Word Google Doc
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Intermediate/Secondary Level

These learning resources were developed for grades 9 to 12. 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. These 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.

  • Welcome PDF
  • How to Use This Resource PDF
  • COVID Considerations PDF

Videos

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