Social Studies

Websites to Support the Curriculum

Grade 9: Cluster 2: Democracy and Governance in Canada

Learning Experience: 9.2.1 Peace, Order, and Good Government
9.2.1 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

9.2.1 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

A free resource kit may be ordered from Canadian Heritage at Canadians and Their Government: A Resource Guide: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/pec-csp/rsrce-eng.cfm

The Resource Guide is also available on-line:  http://www.pch.gc.ca/special/gouv-gov/index-eng.cfm

A short booklet explaining government in Canada: How Canadians Govern Themselves, is available on-line from the Library of Parliament at: http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/library/idb/ forsey/index-e.asp

9.2.1 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Government of Canada, Explore the Hill: http://www.parliamenthill.gc.ca/index-eng.html

CPAC in the Classroom: http://www.cpac.ca/

Library of Parliament Education: http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/AboutParl_education.asp?Language=E (Information sheets, learning activities, teacher and students resources) 

About Parliament: http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/Aboutparl.asp?Language=E

Parliament of Canada, Democracy in Action: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Publications/Democracy-e.htm (the Parliamentary process and how a bill becomes a law)

A Week in the House of Commons: http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/infonotes/weekinhouse/index-e.htm

Education, Making Canada’s Laws: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Publications/Democracy-e.htm

Maple Leaf Web, Political Cartoons: http://www.mapleleafweb.com/political-cartoons

Mackay Editorial Cartoons: http://www.mackaycartoons.net/

About Parliament – Education : http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/AboutParl_Education.asp?Language=E

Learning Experience: 9.2.2 Representing Canadians
9.2.2 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Elections Manitoba, Your Power to Choose education program: http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Educators/index.html

Elections Canada, Learning Resources, Election Simulation: http://www.elections.ca/content_youth.asp ?section=yth&dir=res/tea/sim&document=index&lang=e&textonly=false

9.2.2 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Parliament of Canada, People: http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/AboutParl_People.asp?Language=E (current listings of Senators and Members of Parliament)

Assembly of First Nations: http://www.afn.ca/

Elections Manitoba: http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/ (search electoral division and MLA)

Elections Canada http://www.elections.ca/home.asp?textonly=false

Speaker of the House of Commons: http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/House/Speaker/index_e.html

Governor General of Canada http://www.gg.ca/

Elections Canada: http://www.elections.ca/home.asp?textonly=false

Elections Manitoba: http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/

Elections Canada, Information on Past Elections: http://www.elections.ca/intro.asp ?section=pas&document=index&lang=e&textonly=false

2004 Canadian Election Results: http://www.sfu.ca/~aheard/elections/2004-results.html

Manitoba Legislative Building Tour: http://www.gov.mb.ca/legtour/

Elections Canada, National Forum on Youth Voting: http://www.elections.ca/content.asp ?section=med&dir=eveyou/forum&document=index&lang=e&textonly=false

Elections Canada, Young Voters: http://www.elections.ca/content_youth.asp ?section=yth&document=index&lang=e&textonly=false

Elections Canada Online, Press Release, “Elections Canada Reaches Out to Young Electors from Coast to Coast”: http://www.elections.ca/content.asp ?section=med&document=feb1104&dir=pre&lang=e&textonly=false

9.2.2 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Elections Manitoba, Your Power to Choose election education program: http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Educators/index.html

Elections Canada, Learning Resources, Election Simulation: http://www.elections.ca/content_youth.asp ?section=yth&dir=res/tea/sim&document=index&lang=e&textonly=false

Maple Leaf Web, Political Cartoons http://www.mapleleafweb.com/political-cartoons

Mackay Editorial Cartoons: http://www.mackaycartoons.net/

Elections Canada, A History of the Vote in Canada: http://www.elections.ca/content.asp ?section=gen&document=index&dir=his&lang=e&textonly=false

Learning Experience: 9.2.3 Building a Just Society
9.2.3 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

The Supreme Court of Canada: http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/

Supreme Court of Canada, Statue of Justitia: http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/details/d2-eng.asp

Gallagher Law Library, Themis, Goddess of Justice: http://lib.law.washington.edu/ref/themis.html

Justice Canada Youth quiz: http://www.canada.justice.gc.ca/en/quiz/index.html

9.2.3 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Kids’ Stop, Dates in History: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ks/4000_e.html (comprehensive timeline of First Nations history in Canada)

CBC Indepth: Aboriginal Canadians, The First Nations Governance Act: http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/aboriginals/indianact.html (excellent concise history of the Indian Act)

A Brief Introduction to Aboriginal Law in Canada: http://www.canadalegal.com/gosite.asp?s=1003

Youth Justice Renewal, Youth Justice Legislation – A Chronology: http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/ps/yj/information/chronology.html

Sources of Canadian law: http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/dept/pub/just/CSJ_page7.html

Canadian Encyclopedia, Civil Law: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm ?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTJ0001641

Canadian Encyclopedia, Criminal Law: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm ?PgNm=TCE&Params=J1ARTJ0002022

Canada’s School Net, Law, Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.law-faqs.org/nat.htm

Students Government of Canada, Youth Justice Renewal: http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/ps/yj/index.html

Canada’s Court System: http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/dept/pub/trib/index.html

Government of Canada, Youth Justice Renewal: http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/ps/yj/index.html

Parental Responsibility Act: http://www.gov.mb.ca/justice/safe/parental.html

Myths and realities about Youth Justice: http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/ps/yj/information/mythreal.html

UN Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Plain Language Version: http://www.iwgia.org/sw1592.asp

INAC, Treaties with Aboriginal People in Canada: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/pr/info/tra_e.html

9.2.3 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Manitoba Courts: http://www.manitobacourts.mb.ca/attending_courts.html

Community Legal Education Association Speakers’ Bureau: http://www.communitylegal.mb.ca/programs/speakers-bureau/
Learning Experience: 9.2.4 Citizen Participation
9.2.4 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

9.2.4 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Your Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/pdp-hrp/canada/frdm-eng.cfm

Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Rights and Responsibilities: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/publications/discover/index.asp

9.2.4 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

Learning Experience: 9.2.5 Democractic Ideals in Canada
9.2.5 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES
No websites recommended 
9.2.5 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES
9.2.5 APPLYING STRATEGIES

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