Grade 10: Social 10 : Division of Powers
Stage 1 - Desired Results
The students will provide a definition of democracy.
The students will understand the structure and functions of the provincial and federal levels of government in Canada.
They will identify and describe the roles of key political figures and bodies involved in the decision making process.
Below is a pdf file identifying all of the ICT outcomes touched on throughout this project. Click on the file to download it to your computer.
The students will understand that Canada is a representative democracy and citizens must be actively involved in making decisions that affect the community.
•What are the roles of the Monarch, Governor General, Prime Minister, Cabinet, Senate, Lieutenant Governor, Premier, Supreme Court?
•What are the functions and organization of the Legislative Assembly and the House of Commons.
Students will know and be able to:
•examine the process whereby decisions affecting themselves and society are made
Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence
The students will create a newsletter which includes visuals, tables, and/or graphs. Students will create a newsletter which identifies current political leaders and explains their roles, list current seat distributions at the federal and provincial levels, and the roles of the Senate and Supreme Court.
Other Evidence (Quizzes, test, etc)
Exam on Government unit and teacher observation
Oral discussion, current events scrapbook.
Stage 3 - Learning Plan
Teaching and Learning Activities
Teacher lecture and notes explaining democracy and the difference between direct and representative democracy, federalism, and the people and bodies associated with the division of powers in Canada.
Provide examples of the different levels of government and their responsibilities.
Introduce project by demonstrating the template and providing web sites for student research.
Students will create a newsletter which identifies current political leaders and explains their roles, list current seat distributions at the federal and provincial levels, and the roles of the Senate and Supreme Court.
1-Demonstration of the template. Give out tip sheets for the draw program in Applework.
2-Show how to insert pictures as objects: click on gray arrow of tool bar before pasting
3-How to use text wrap: select picture, Options<Text wrap, choose Regular or Irregular. Adjust Gutter.
4-Show how to create a table with the table tool.
5-Use one font for titles and an another for articles. Talk about continuity.
6- Remind students that if printing in black and white, they must use colour carefully.
Show hard copy samples.
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Additional Teacher Resources
These are documents for teachers and/or students that were developed to support the project. Documents will always be available in pdf format as well as in the original format created (e.g. MS Word, AppleWorks, Inspiration, etc)
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The following exemplars represent an excellent, adequate and limited student samples. Please click on the exemplar to download a copy. NB - You will need Applework 6.x or Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view.