Canada’s Government – Bundle #2 of 3 Items:
***This resource was updated on June 27, 2017 to include the new leader of the Conservative Party. The inclusion of Andrew Scheer only affects the answer keys of the Federal Government resource (#3),
This bundle includes 3 of my government products (please see my store for Bundle #1 which includes three separate products).
1) Canada’s Governments – Webquests and Activities (Provincial/Territorial and Local Governments)
2) Canadian Citizenship, and
3) Canada’s Federal Government – 15 Graphic Organizers (updated to reflect the outcome of the October 19, 2015 election)
Three three resources are available individually and may be seen by clicking on the following links:
9 Government Webquests
The Federal System: 15 Graphic Organizers
1) This set of 9 webquest activities is designed to encourage students to use the websites of their own and other provinces, territories and municipalities. The activities are a good supplement to your classroom teaching of provincial, territorial, and municipal jurisdiction. The webquests vary somewhat in difficulty and are probably best suited from students from grades 6-10, but could be completed by younger students with help finding the websites and some explanation of vocabulary. I like to provide flexibility for teachers and this product’s items can be used in any order, as individual or group activities, and can be used with interactive notebooks. The “Make Your Own Webquest” sheet can be used for both provinces/territories and municipal websites. Student-made webquests can then be completed by classmates.
The webquests are:
Your Province or Territory
Your Province or Territory - What’s on the Website?
Your Province or Territory - Compare it with Another
Provinces and Territories - Find the Facts
Your Municipality - What’s on the Website?
Your Municipality - Compare it with Another
Your Muncipality - The Environment
Make Your Own Webquest
There is just one answer key page - for “Provinces and Territories - Find the Facts”; all other webquests are general and ask students to use their own province or territory or municipality’s (or choose another province/territory or municipality) website.
2) Canadian Citizenship – Vocabulary Activities includes 4 vocabulary sheets for students to complete along with two activity sheets for each of the vocabulary lists.
There are four sections in this product: the general topic of citizenship, The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, becoming a Canadian citizen, and the participation of Canadian citizens in society. The main focus is to familiarize students with the often difficult vocabulary that must be learned to understand citizenship. There are in total 32 vocabulary words and terms.
To make the topic of citizenship vocabulary a little more interesting for students, I have used two imaginary students on the activity pages - Sophie, who has recently come to Canada, and her overseas cousin, Jadran who hopes to emigrate to Canada with his family (his home country is not specified). Sophie explains the ins and outs of citizenship, and Jadran asks her questions - his questions are designed for your students to answer.
I have included answer keys - the vocabulary answer keys are quite detailed but only serve as a guide for the classroom teacher to use. There is enough flexibility that he or she might add or subtract some of the information I have included. Please note, though, that certain items should be included so the students can complete the activities.
The information in this product was checked against government websites, publications and excellent books for accuracy. This unit, as designed by me, is original.
Please check out my store for more Canadian activities and units! I have a similar product featuring Sophie and Jadran – “Canada’s Government – Vocabulary Activities”.
3) Canada’s Federal Government – 15 Graphic Organizers
This set of graphic organizers is designed to organize student learning of Canada’s federal system of government. For younger students, the organizers could be used as components of an interactive notebook - the separate sections could be expanded on. For older students, the organizers would serve as a good tool for review and study purposes. All of them are designed so that you the teacher can assign topics for further research for any of the 15 organizers.
The topics included are:
The Federal System
The Sovereign/Governor General
The Justice System
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
The House of Commons
The Prime Minister
The Cabinet/Government Departments
The Official Opposition
Member of Parliament
How a Bill Becomes Law,
Provinces and Territories
Some of the organizers include short assignments to be done using the Internet. Other information asked for can be found online, and in many cases in text books the students use. Please note that many of Canada’s governmental procedures are set by “custom” rather than “law”. In some cases, there are no set rules on how things are done but in the answer keys, I have tried to describe the usual procedures as accurately as possible.
I have included copies of the Prime Minister page and the Official Opposition page with and without photos of the current leaders. In case of a sudden change, students can insert a photo from the internet. I will be updating the product as leaders, etc. change.
There is a complete and extensive answer key for the 15 graphic organizers.