How much should we rely on social media when it comes to information that is crucial to our health and safety? This short animation and infographic provide practical tips to help you avoid misinformation on social media and find accurate information online.
CCLA’s Learning Units provide teachers with a package of multi-media resources focused on a specific civil liberties topic. Learning units support a wide range of courses and curricula across Canada and their individual components can be used in a classroom setting or shared with students online for asynchronous learning.
Students learn about freedom of expression and reflect on its limits by examining an interactive online case study in which an article of clothing is used to share a political message.
Clothing as Expression Interactive Case Study
Clothing as Expression Teachers Guide
Downloadable resources to introduce students to their Charter rights and critical thinking.
A group of teens from across Southern Ontario and even remotely from BC, worked for a year to learn more about online privacy and how to protect it. Available in both French and English, this privacy guidebook, written by teens, for teens, is the result of what they learned and covers topics including privacy basics, surveillance, economics of information, privacy and security in mobile technologies, and protecting your online reputation.
Peer Privacy Protectors Project Privacy Guide
CCLA’s annual student contest makes for an excellent culminating activity. Students provide an essay or video response to a question about rights and freedoms for a chance to win cash prizes.
This comprehensive Advocacy Toolkit helps student activists develop skills needed for effective advocacy.
That’s Not Fair! is a series of animated videos, lesson plans and video games designed to encourage learners aged 6-11 to think about what it means to be fair in democracy.
That’s Not Fair!
A beautifully illustrated hardcover book based on the series and accompanying teachers guide can also be found here.
CCLET’s list of recommended children’s books gives parents and teachers a fun way to inject questions of fairness into story time.
Recommended Children’s Book List
This Prezi walks young learners through a simplified way of thinking critically about rights, rules and responsibilities.
Acorn Test Prezi
An introductory lesson plan on rights, freedoms and civic engagement based on the popular children’s book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin.
Barnyard Protest: Cows & Chickens & Fundamental Freedoms
Facing History and Ourselves
Ontario Justice Education Network
Steps to Justice