Your students will love learning about how the citizens of Canada participate in its government with this engaging, no prep reading activity! This is perfect for adding literacy to your social studies curriculum because it’s academically-aligned for ELA and for social studies. Plus, it’s so easy to use that you can even leave it for sub plans!
The objective of this activity is for students to be able to explain citizen participation in democratic governments. (The role of citizens in choosing the leaders of Canada.)
This objective and resources aligns with Georgia Standards of Excellence, but can supplement many state standards.
• Passage (leveled for 6th grade)
• Graphic Organizer (summary)
• Matching Activity
• Multiple Choice Activity
• Answer Keys
✓SS6CG2. Explain citizen participation in the Canadian government
✓a. Explain the role of citizens in choosing the leader of Canada (parliamentary democracy)
✓CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.4 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
✓CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.2 Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
✓CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
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