This product is a final project for a unit on the Canadian federal government. At the beginning of the unit, students studied the composition of the government and the services each level of government is responsible for. They then learned about political parties, platforms, electoral ridings, and minority and majority governments. Finally, they studied the elector’s card and voted in a student election.
The first nine pages of the product include some activities I completed with my students and brief summaries of all aspects of the unit.
The project includes a map and an information sheet. For the map, students are required to…
-name an island
-draw the island
-divide the island into 10 ridings
-name the ridings and write the population of each one
-create a legend which contains 3 parties and their logos
-draw the logos inside the ridings depending on which party holds the seat there
-calculate the total population of the island
For the information sheet, students are required to…
-name the prime minister and his/her party
-write a short biography about the prime minister
-indicate the duration of each mandate
-note how long the prime minister has been in power
-indicate if there is a minority/majority government on the island
-name three services and the party’s platform regarding those services
-indicate where the financing comes from to pay for government services
-explain how to vote (if not in town on election day)
They are also required to create a flag for the island and explain how it was discovered. They can definitely have some fun here!
An example of the map and information sheet is included as well as an evaluation rubric.
*Please note that this project may require updating at some point as political parties change and new elections are announced.*
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