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Students study the principles on which Canada was founded. They examine the elements that affect federal and provincial policy making. They identify and evaluate various strategies for influencing public policies. They create a visual that has the power to impress others and sway them towards their opinion on a current public issue.
Students explore the role of Congress. In this legislative branch lesson, students examine how House and Senate members formulate policy. Students identify community issues and discuss how they can bring these issues to the attention of their Congressional representatives.
Students explore the "death tax" and analyze statistical information about how the government taxes dead people. They research sources to determine the validity of a anti-tax group campaign and John McCain's claims about taxes. Students discover that by omitting crucial information on a topic may actually mislead the general public. Students participate in numerous activities and projects to discover the truth about the "death tax."