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Traditions in the Canadian Parliamentary System

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students learn the customs and traditions of the Canadian Parliamentary System through Internet research, CDRom and video.
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Opportunity for Students in the Parliamentary System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore youth programs which promote Canadian citizenship and democracy. They study Canadian parliamentary institutions.
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Peace, Order and Good Government, Eh?

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the basic tenants of the Canadian government. In this comparative government lesson, 9th graders view a PowerPoint presentation on the differences between Social Democracy and the Parliamentary System. Students...
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Passport To Parliament

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Canadian parliamentary system through the investigation of various learning centers that address the issues using a variety of learning preferences.
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Constitutional Issues: The Separation of Powers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils research and stage a debate on the question: RESOLVED that the Constitution should be amended to provide for a parliamentary system of government. They debate if a parliamentary system of government might be better.
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Democracy: Understanding the Canadian Parliamentary System

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study democracy, levels of Canadian government and the responsibilities of elected officials. They write letter's to the Prime Minister about their pride in Canada.
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A Day in the Life of Bill C-One: Canada's Parliamentary System

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Studnets explore the procedure that makes bills into laws, through research and class discussion. They conduct public opinion and media research surveys and discuss the impact they have on deliberations conducted during the passage of a...
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Three R's on the Hill : Roles, Responsibilities, Relationships

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students develop an understanding for the Canadian Federal Parliamentary System by constructing a game.
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Current Issues/Lesson Plan 1: What Matters To You

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine the process of the Canadian parliamentary system. They identify current events, read newspaper articles, and write letters to the Editor and Editorial section.
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Showtime in the House of Commons Part I

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students watch a video and brainstorm, focusing on the rules of Question Period in a Parliamentary System.
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Who is in Charge in Ottawa ?

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students explore how to become a responsible voter and study Canada's parliamentary system.
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A Personal Reflection on the Canadian Parliamentary System and Its Delivery to Secondary Students

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students develop a newspaper portfolio of "Canadian Democracy At Work" and find examples of events/decisions/people from media sources to reinforce the concepts of Power and Authority in the Canadian context.
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Comparative Government: Japan & the United States

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students compare the governmental systems of Japan and the United States. As a class, they discuss the differences between the parliamentary system and the presidential system. Pupils read provided handouts about the duties of a a...
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Democracy through Parliamentary Committees / Lessons 2 : Selecting and Studying a Specific Bill

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students appreciate and respect the advantages of Canada's parliamentary system. They engage in a lesson which illustrates the important role committees play in drafting bills.
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A Simulation of the Electoral Process and the Resulting House of Commons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars engage in a lesson which give them the knowledge, skills and an appreciation for the electoral process and parliamentary system.
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Survey Strategy

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Learners develop their research techniques and their ability to question and think critically about democracy and the parliamentary system of government.
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Unity Through Understanding

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars identify skills and attitudes that allow individuals to form functioning groups within the Canadian Parliament. The issues examined are applied to national unity concerns.
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Hi - I Am!

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the 13 members of the Canadian Parliament. They research regional issues and concerns and how they are addressed in the Parliamentary system, and present it to the class in the form of a Powerpoint presentation or...
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Learning Strategies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars develop critical thinking skills using questions exploring the Canadian Parliamentary system. The duties of a modern democracy are investigated.
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A Collapsing City Skyline

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have your high schoolers learn about the modern history of Myanmar by close-reading an article about the city and people of the city Yangon. As they'll learn, the country is going through some dramatic transitions. After reading the...
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McMUN Model United Nations

For Teachers 10th - 12th
If you have been searching for a plan to run a model U.N. simulation, this plan provides some bare bones for your activity. Scholars break into blocs to research and discuss global issues and come up with collaborative solutions. In...
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POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT: THE CASE OF LATVIA

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students compare the powers of a U.S. president to those of leaders of other countries. They pretend they are presidential advisors and make decisions as a group as to what the president has the right do in different situations.
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Coalition or Division?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research and write essays on contemporary Italian politics and their roots to explain the prime minister's recent resignation in context. They explain why coalition governments are formed.
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Elected Democracy vs Appointed Senate

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students complete a work packet put together by the teacher. They participate in a class discussion of the pros and cons of both the House of Commons and the Senate.

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