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We hope this video series will give you the support you need to teach our resources in your classroom.
Civic Action: Then and Now
How can you take action to make a difference? In Civic Action: Then and Now, students think about something they would like to change in their school or community. To help students understand how political change happens, they examine one or two historical case studies that resulted in real change.
Teaching "Civic Action: Then and Now" video
Digital Skills for Democracy
How can we find out if information about elections or political issues is something we can trust? In Digital Skill for Democracy, students think about the importance of having trustworthy information before making a decision on a political or electoral issue. To reflect on the impact of false and misleading information in politics, students explore a series of scenarios designed to teach five strategies for verifying information.
Teaching "Digital Skills for Democracy" video
Voting Rights through Time
How inclusive is our democracy? In Voting Rights through Time, students reflect on the question of inclusion and exclusion by working together to examine case studies related to voting rights in federal elections for different groups. They create a “timeline with attitude” that shows how a particular group was included or excluded in Canadian democracy over time.
Teaching "Voting Rights through Time" video
Does Voting Matter?
In Does Voting Matter?, students explore how much they care about decisions that are made by the federal government and how much voting matters to them. Students engage in a series of voting simulations where they can see in a fun and engaging way how voter turnout affects choices and decisions.
Teaching "Does Voting Matter?" video
Mapping Electoral Districts
What makes an electoral district fair? In Mapping Electoral Districts, students consider the concept of fairness first in a familiar context, and then in the context of federal elections. They will map electoral boundaries on an imaginary country, with the goal of making the electoral districts as fair as possible.
Teaching "Mapping Electoral Districts" video
Elections by the Numbers
How does youth voting compare to that of other age groups? In Elections by the Numbers, students think about trends in their school or community and make predictions about possible voting trends. They analyze two sets of data and create a concept for how to show the data effectively.
Teaching "Elections by the Numbers" video
Geography of Elections
How does my federal electoral community compare to others? In Geography of Elections, students reflect on the different communities they belong to and then consider the idea of their electoral community. They examine their own federal electoral district and compare it to at least one other, using maps and fact sheets.
Teaching "Geography of Elections" video