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.
This product has been updated to reflect the outcome of the October 19, 2015 election. It will be further updated if there are other changes.
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. This resource has been updated on May 29, 2017 to include the new leader of the Conservative Party.
There is a complete and extensive answer key for the 15 graphic organizers. Please have a look at my preview for more detail.
This product is part of two bundles of my Canadian government resources. The smaller bundle has 3 products and the larger one is a Mega Bundle of 7 products. Both are priced at a discount. The bundles may be seen here:
Canada’s Government Bundle 2 of 3 items
Mega Bundle of 7 items
This resource is also part of my high school Civics bundle of 4 items which can be seen here:
Canadian Civics Bundle of 4 Resources