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 Google Slides
  • Video: “The Right to Vote” YouTube
  • Activity 2.1: Anticipation Guide PDF Word Google Docs
  • 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 Docs
  • Lesson 3: Governments in Canada PDF
  • Slide Deck 3A: Who am I? What am I? Google Slides
  • Slide Deck 3B: Governments in Canada Google Slides
  • Video: “The Levels of Government” YouTube
  • Handout 3.1: Government Responsibilities PDF
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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
  • Lesson 2: The Right to Vote PDF
  • Slide Deck 2: The Right to Vote Google Slides
  • Video: “Student Vote Canada 2019” YouTube
  • Video: “The Right to Vote” YouTube
  • Handout 2.1: History of Voting Rights in Canada PDF
  • Activity 2.2: Pathways to Universal Suffrage PDF Word Google Docs
  • Lesson 4: Political Perspectives and Parties PDF
  • Slide Deck 4: Political Perspectives and Parties Google Slides
  • Vote Compass Saskatchewan votecompass.cbc.ca/saskatchewan
  • Vote Compass Saskatchewan: List of Questions PDF
  • Handout 4.1: Views on the Political Spectrum PDF

Videos

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