Social studies - Gr. 6.1 Citizens Participating in Decision Making

General Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic relationship between governments and citizens as they engage in the democratic process. (from Alberta Education)
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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.

This Canadian Government and Citizenship resource was created to work with the Ontario Ministry of Education's Social Studies curriculum unit for .

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

How does the Canadian government work? By Ellen Rodger ROD Explains how the Canadian parliamentary system works, in theory and in practice.

Canada's government -- The federal system -- The House of Commons -- History of the House of Commons -- Role of the House of Commons -- How a bill is passed -- The House of Commons' home -- Key positions in the House of Commons -- A day in the life -- Important moments -- Significant members of the House of Commons -- Issues facing the House of Commons -- Know your House of Commons. Gr.4-6

The House of Commons is part of the Canada's Governing Bodies series. Published by Weigl Publishers, August

Developed in a debate format, each side presents a different perspective on the Senate Reform issues relevant to Canada today. Gr.5-7

Developed in a debate format, each side presents a different perspective on the Senate Reform issues relevant to Canada today.

Hyena in petticoats : the story of suffragette Nellie McClung:

Hyena in Petticoats: the Story of Suffragette Nellie Mcclung, by Willow Dawson.

Elections Canada :A list of Canadian internet resources pertaining to elections and more broadly, democracy.

You must prove your identity and address to register and vote in a federal election. Here are your ID options when you are voting in person – at an Elections Canada office, at advance polls or on election day:

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'.

With engaging writing and creative illustration and design, Owlkids books are loved by parents, teachers, librarians, and — most importantly — kids!

Introduces politicians and how laws are made, what happens in government, and how the reader can get involved.

From prime ministers and presidents to kings and queens, governments around the world are diverse and intricate. Who's in Charge? investigates the

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