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Government and Democracy

What is government? What are the different types that exist around the world? What system do we use in Canada, and how does it work?

The Right to Vote

What are our rights and freedoms? How has the right to vote in Canada changed over time? What obligations come with our rights?

The Levels of Government

What are the levels of government in Canada? What are the responsibilities of each level? Who is the elected representative at each level?

Parliamentary Democracy in Ontario

What is a parliamentary democracy? How do the three branches of government work? What matters is the provincial government responsible for?

Elections in Ontario 

What are elections? What is an electoral system? How do election campaigns work?

Municipalities in Ontario

What is a municipality? What are their responsibilities? What are the different types? How do municipal elections work?

School Boards in Ontario

What is the purpose of school boards? What are the different types? What is the role of trustees and how are they elected?

SLIDE DECKS

Elementary Slide Decks: 

  • Rules and Government (Unit 1) [PPT]
  • Rights and Responsibilities (Unit 3) [PPT]
  • Who am I? (Unit 4) [PPT]
  • Levels of Government (Unit 4) [PPT]
  • Municipalities (Unit 5) [PPT]
  • Municipal Elections (Unit 6) [PPT]
  • School Trustees (Unit 7) [PPT]
  • The Voting Process (Unit 8) [PPT]
Secondary Slide Decks:

  • Government in Canada (Lesson 3) [PPT]
  • Municipalities (Lesson 4) [PPT]
  • Municipal Elections (Lesson 5) [PPT]
  • School Trustees (Lesson 6) [PPT]
  • The Voting Process (Lesson 7) [PPT]