This resource is aligned with the outcome indicators for the Power and Authority unit for Saskatchewan Grade 8 Social Studies. There are lesson plans and activities which the teacher can adapt or use as ideas for further study. I have included my own notes on what worked well for me, keeping in mind that this might not work for all classes.
There are four units in this resource:
Canadian Citizenship and Immigration
Decision - Making Processes
How a Bill Becomes Law
Citizens Engaging in Politics
The intention is to provide guidance for teachers who are looking for supplemental material for the curriculum. Assessment is ongoing and formative throughout the unit. Templates have been included if you would like to use an Interactive Social Studies Notebook and links to many sites that will provide you with additional information for you and your students.
Although this resource and others for Grade 8 Social Studies were written to meet the expectations of the Saskatchewan curriculum, they are not specific to the province and as such are suitable for any Grade 8 class studying Canadian citizenship, immigration, and legislation.
I strive to make sure that my resources meet the needs of teachers. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Other Grade 8 Social Studies resources:
Interactions and Interdependence of Nations
Grade 8 Social Studies Dynamic Relationships
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