Unit Plan: Roles and Responsibilities Within Canada’s Three Levels of Government
Created by a middle school teacher, Canada
In Canada, our constitution lays out unique roles and responsibilities for each of our levels of government. Understanding each role ensures students are empowered as citizens to know where to turn for a particular concern and to better understand governmental conflicts when these roles are unclear or overlap.
This unit plan has adaptations for elementary, middle years and secondary years. After the initial activating discussion and worksheets followed by the lessons on Kids Boost Immunity, students are given two options of activities to apply learning. Either create a symbol/word web showing how different levels of government connect, or identify a job or responsibility they feel their municipal government does very well.
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Student worksheets and answer guides
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- Student Worksheet: Key Figures in Government
- Student Worksheet KBI Lesson Information grades 4-7
- Student Worksheet KBI Lesson Information grades 8+
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