Slide Deck for Teachers

Slide 1

Geography of Elections

 

Slide 2

Inquiry Question

What is my federal electoral community? How does it compare to others?

 

Slide 3

Minds On

Think-Pair-Share

What communities are you a part of?

 

Slide 4

Minds On

Did you know that you are part of a community that elects a representative to Parliament?

It’s called an:

Electoral District

or a Riding

or a Constituency

 

Slide 5

Activity

We will be examining maps to help us understand:

What is my electoral community?

How does it compare to others?

 

Slide 6

Activity

Map Literacy

What is the purpose of this map?

Who published it?

What does this map show?

What does this map not show?

Does anything surprise you?

 

Slide 7

Activity

Map Literacy

Where is our electoral district?

What do you notice about our electoral district?

 

Slide 8

Activity

Examining our Electoral District

In your small group, read aloud your fact sheet.

Which facts are surprising or unique?

Which facts do you have questions about?

How do you think our electoral district will compare to others?

 

Slide 9

Activity

Finding Other Electoral Districts

Find your new electoral district on the large maps.

Show us where it is!

 

Slide 10

Activity

Examining Another Electoral District

In your small group, read aloud your new fact sheet.

Which facts are surprising or unique?

Which facts do you have questions about?

How does it compare to our electoral district?

 

Slide 11

Activity

Comparing Electoral Districts

Complete the comparison chart with your group.

Place similar features in the middle section

Place different features in the outer sections

 

 

Slide 12

Activity

Comparing Electoral Districts

Share with the class:

One or two interesting or surprising similarities and differences.

 

Slide 13

Consolidation

Class Discussion

Do you know:

How many people each district sends to Parliament?

How many districts there are?

Which member of Parliament do you think has an easier job? Why?

 

Slide 14

Consolidation

Reflection

What new information did you learn to answer the inquiry question:
    - What is my electoral community?

How does your electoral community compare to others?

One thing I learned is…

One question I have now is…