Below you will find lesson plans that can help encourage the development of democratic habits and prepare the next generation of Canadians for civic engagement.
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Making difficult decisions about justice and fairness in a democracy requires the ability to balance conflicting rights and freedoms. Click here to access lesson plans and resources that you can use to help engage students in critical thinking for social justice.
In this lesson plan students will develop an understanding of privacy rights and why a guarantee of privacy is necessary in free and democratic societies. Students will consider the question, if you have nothing to hide, why should you care about privacy?
This lesson fulfills multiple provincial curriculum expectations. For a list of Overall and Specific curriculum expectations as outlined by the Ontario Ministry of Education, please see the accompanying document: CCLET Privacy Lesson, Curriculum Links
Seeking Refuge: Understanding Refugees in Canada
Through a series of engaging activities, students will be introduced to the concepts of refugee protection. In particular, students will gain an understanding of what it means to be a refugee, analyse how Canada has treated refugees in the past, and determine if our historical responses to refugees should affect/inform law today.
This lesson plan fulfills multiple provincial curriculum expectations. For a list of Overall and Specific curriculum expectations as outlined by the Ontario Ministry of Education, please see the accompanying document: Seeking Refuge, Links to Ontario Curriculum