Issues for Canadians: Governance and Rights
Gen Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding and
appreciation of how Canada’s political processes
impact citizenship and identity in an attempt to
meet the needs of all Canadians. (from Alberta Education)
WEBSITEL For Teachers- Online Resources - The materials offered here can be used by classroom teachers to support and extend their Social Studies, Health, C., and Legal Studies instruction.
Chronicles the country’s major waves of immigration, from welcoming early European arrivals to becoming a modern-day safe haven for refugees. The book also acknowledges times when Canada has not been especially welcoming. It explores how each period of immigration has shaped the laws, values, and face of Canada on the way to today’s multicultural society.
WEBSITE:Try Judging is the first Canadian student program to be conceived, designed and produced by judges. It is a multimedia educational program designed for integration into high school social studies, civics and law courses. Try Judging introduces students to the role of judges within our judicial system, and encourages exploration of important concepts such as the rule of law, judicial independence and judicial impartiality.
Discusses the function and responsibility of the Senate as well as how its role has changed since Confederation. Gr.4-6
Inside Canada's Parliament -- Guide to the Canadian House of Commons -- The Senate Today -- Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms -- Symbols of Canada poster -- The Senate of Canada video. Summary: Information and activities to familiarize Canadians with their system of government.