Thursday, February 14, 2019

*Please submit a question for the mayor

  1. Corrections to formative assessment activity on the branches of government and federal government
  2. Intro video on the evolution of Human Rights
  3. Guided notes on the history of human rights in Canada
  4. Let’s examine the CCR&F and become knowledgeable about your rights

HOMEWORK:  Study for government unit test

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Let’s talk government!  2 key events have been in the news over the past days – one federal and one provincial.

  1.  Check in on Monday’s work – all ok?
  2. Review and correct your work on the stages a bill takes to become law *remember this is written #2 on the test!

Let’s talk human rights – what are they and what is the history of human rights in Canada

3.  Video intro

4.  Guided notes on our history of human rights

Background notes for Canada’s Human Rights history (student version)
Background notes for Canada’s Human Rights history (student version) FORM

HOMEWORK:  Continue studying for Government unit test

Monday, February 11, 2019

  1.  Formative Assessment “check in” – 15 minutes
  2. How do Provincial and Municipal governments work?  Review the remaining slides of the powerpoint and match up the final vocabulary from our list
  3. What role can YOU play in our government and democracy?  Complete this assignment to find out:

Citizens Influencing Government fill in the blanks summary (FORM)
Citizens Influencing Government fill in the blanks summary

HOMEWORK:  Complete the assignment above; review for unit test

Friday, February 8, 2019

Digital check in!  Be ready to show me your organization for the course.

Students will be completing work independently on types of bills in government and how bills become law.

Government at Work – stages of a bill, types of bills, orders in council
Government at Work – stages of a bill, types of bills, orders in council (FORM)

HOMEWORK:  Review all powerpoint slides taught in class thus far in preparation for a formative assessment “check in” on Monday (3 branches of government, House of Commons, Senate, Governor General)

Thursday, February 7, 2019

ALERT! ALERT!  Government Unit Test is scheduled for Thursday, February 21.  Let’s put this in your calendar!

We will continue learning about the House of Commons today as well as the Senate – two key components of Parliament and the Legislative Branch.

Be sure to continue adding to your matching vocabulary list!

After we’ve done some work together you will have time to work on the Senate portion of the worksheet you began yesterday.

a)  determine if the statement is true or false
b)  if the statement is false be sure to CORRECT the statement so it reads TRUE

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Yesterday we learned about the Executive Branch at the federal level; today we will begin learning about the Legislative Branch – specifically the House of Commons.

Follow along with the powerpoint and continue matching up vocabulary terms with their definitions

Then you will learn more specifics about the House of Commons by completing this activity using a pamphlet

House of Commons and Senate Pamphlets

House of Commons and Senate Pamphlets (FORM)