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Political Systems: Advantages and Disadvantages

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Every political system has advantages and disadvantages. To gain an understanding of these differences, groups investigate the political system of another country—oligarchy, monarchy, dictatorship, parliamentary—and prepare a...
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Traditions in the Canadian Parliamentary System

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students learn the customs and traditions of the Canadian Parliamentary System through Internet research, CDRom and video.
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Comparing Canadian and U.S. Political Systems and Political Campaigns

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this political systems lesson, students conduct research to compare and contrast the forms of government in the United States and...
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Passport To Parliament

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the Canadian parliamentary system through the investigation of various learning centers that address the issues using a variety of learning preferences.
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Time for Change? A look at Canada's electoral system.

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders cultivate respect and appreciation for Canadian Parliamentary democracy. They build curiosity and interest in studying citizenship issues related to Parliament and by engaging in a mock election.
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Defined: The Different Types of Government

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The world is a big place, so it only stands to reason that different forms of government exist. Democracy, autocracy, oligarch, monarch, and dictatorship are all defined. An extensive explanation of US government system is also included....
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Government Lesson Plan: Lesson Plan 12

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students investigate various political systems around the world. They complete a chart that compares the U.S. political system with other nations' governments, conduct research on a selected nation, and present an oral report.
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Democracy: Understanding the Canadian Parliamentary System

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study democracy, levels of Canadian government and the responsibilities of elected officials. They write letter's to the Prime Minister about their pride in Canada.
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A Day in the Life of Bill C-One: Canada's Parliamentary System

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Studnets explore the procedure that makes bills into laws, through research and class discussion. They conduct public opinion and media research surveys and discuss the impact they have on deliberations conducted during the passage of a...
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Opportunity for Students in the Parliamentary System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore youth programs which promote Canadian citizenship and democracy. They study Canadian parliamentary institutions.
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Representation: Elections

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students study and examine how elections are conducted in Australia. In this representation lesson plan, students make comparisons regarding systems of voting. Students explore the three levels of government and discuss federal...
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League of Nations

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the purposes and mandate system of the League of Nations. They watch a PowerPoint presentation on the mandate system and complete a fill-in-the-blank worksheet, and participate in a "pick your side" activity.
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Three R's on the Hill : Roles, Responsibilities, Relationships

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students develop an understanding for the Canadian Federal Parliamentary System by constructing a game.
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Current Issues/Lesson Plan 1: What Matters To You

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine the process of the Canadian parliamentary system. They identify current events, read newspaper articles, and write letters to the Editor and Editorial section.
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Showtime in the House of Commons Part I

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students watch a video and brainstorm, focusing on the rules of Question Period in a Parliamentary System.
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Who is in Charge in Ottawa ?

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Learners explore how to become a responsible voter and study Canada's parliamentary system.
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Democracy through Parliamentary Committees / Lessons 2 : Selecting and Studying a Specific Bill

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students appreciate and respect the advantages of Canada's parliamentary system. They engage in a lesson plan which illustrates the important role committees play in drafting bills.
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A Personal Reflection on the Canadian Parliamentary System and Its Delivery to Secondary Students

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars develop a newspaper portfolio of "Canadian Democracy At Work" and find examples of events/decisions/people from media sources to reinforce the concepts of Power and Authority in the Canadian context.
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Comparative Government: Japan & the United States

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students compare the governmental systems of Japan and the United States. As a class, they discuss the differences between the parliamentary system and the presidential system. Pupils read provided handouts about the duties of a a...
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THE KING AND QUEEN OF ENGLAND

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders compare the parliamentary and democratic government in an attentive discussion, make realistic predictions for the story read aloud, use realistic examples in their stories about their life as a king or queen, and...
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Constitutional Issues: The Separation of Powers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils research and stage a debate on the question: RESOLVED that the Constitution should be amended to provide for a parliamentary system of government. They debate if a parliamentary system of government might be better.
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Proportional Representation: A Fairer Voting System?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders work as a grade to conduct a mock election. They tally votes in two different systems and discuss if proportional representation or straight counting of votes leads to a fairer outcome.
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Elections

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine why and how elections are conducted in Australia. They compare first-past-the-post, preferential and proportional systems of voting. Students brainstorm the names of elected representatives in the current federal...
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A Simulation of the Electoral Process and the Resulting House of Commons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils engage in a lesson plan which give them the knowledge, skills and an appreciation for the electoral process and parliamentary system.

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