In this info-packed book, a comical duo--a keener student and her offbeat sidekick--guide readers through the electoral and governing process, from casting a vote in an election, to passing a bill in Parliament, and all the points in between. Finding out about Canada's government has never been so lively!
KIT: Voting rules! : About This Toolkit -- 1. Introduction to Government and Elections -- 2. What is Government -- 3. Rights and Responsibilites -- 4. Running an Election. With this toolkit, which contains a series of lessons and activity ideas, students learn about the rights and responsibilities we have as Canadians, and are encouraged to participate in our democratic voting process when they are eligible.
FICTION:Twelve-year-old Astrid has come to Ghana with her family in 1979 so that her father can help oversee Ghana's first democratic election... Astrid is often left to look after her baby sister, Piper, as their mother begins to fall apart under the strain of living in Ghana. When the government is overthrown, Gordo comes down with malaria and a soldier threatens her family, Astrid is surprised to discover how protective she has become of her new home.
This comprehensive unit plan was originally created to fulfill the Ontario Ministry of Education's Social Studies curriculum for the Grade 5 component: "Aspects of citizenship and government in Canada." However, I have included concepts and activities to meet the needs of Grades 4 to 7 students regardless of where they live.
Describes the workings of a democratic government, including the differences between a constitutional monarchy, a parliamentary democracy, and a presidential democracy. Includes discussions on the benefits of direct and indirect democracies, points out weak points of democracy, and looks to the future of how other countries will continue to strive to be democratic.
An introduction to politics, and why we need them. Includes topics such as why we form societies, the basic types of governments, the power of public opinion, methods of rhetoric, and the reasons why politicians 'lie'.
The book provides an engaging introduction on how Canadas parliamentary system of government works. The distinctions between head of state and head of government are explained, while introducing readers to the roles of the monarch, the governor general, the prime minister, and the opposition parties. Parliamentary models of government at the provincial level, as well as in other countries, are also included.Gr.3-5