At a glance
In this activity, students
- think about something they would like to change in their community
- examine historical case studies that resulted in real change: women getting the right to vote in Manitoba, and the inclusion of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in Canada’s Constitution
- examine the actions citizens took to understand how political change happens, and
- apply that understanding as a model for their own civic action on an issue they care about.
Actions taken by citizens have resulted in change. Citizens can act in a number of ways both inside and outside of the formal political process.
This activity can be used in a social studies, history, civics or citizenship class, or to launch a student-led civic action or service learning project. For curriculum connections in your province or territory, consult our curriculum guide.