Geography of Elections

Geography of Elections

*Please note that the data included in this resource are from the 2015 federal election. We will provide updated data from the 2019 federal election as soon as possible.

At a glance

In this activity, students

  • reflect on the different communities they belong to and then consider the idea of their electoral community
  • examine their own federal electoral district and compare it to at least one other, using maps and fact sheets, and
  • consolidate their learning by considering questions like which member of Parliament would have an easier job representing their electoral community.

Big idea

Each federal electoral district has its own election. The community of voters chooses one candidate to represent the whole district in Parliament.

Subjects

This activity is designed for a geography, social studies, civics or citizenship class. For curriculum connections in your province or territory, consult our curriculum guide

Level:

Secondary

Time needed:

60 minutes