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  • Cyberbullying and the Law

    In these lessons, secondary and middle school students learn about and discuss the legal aspects of cyberbullying. They review a variety of hypothetical scenarios and a case study, and consider the seriousness of the situations, who is legally responsi …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: cyberbullying

  • A Mock Trial: “You Can’t Say That! Its Cyber Libel!”

    This mock trial is a practical lesson for intermediate/ middle school level students on how the law is relevant to them on a daily basis and how their behaviour is affected or governed by laws such as those regarding libel. Electronic media open many p …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: cyber bullying, libel

  • Crime and Punishment in Medieval Times: The Life, Trial and Execution of Joan of Arc

    The lesson studies the life, trial, and execution of Joan of Arc, and examines their relation to current legal processes, demonstrating changing notions of law and how legal categories of right and wrong (as well as broader public perceptions) change o …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords:

  • Youth and Criminal Law

    Youth and Criminal Law features a collection of videos that teach young people about their legal rights and responsibilities in Canada. The videos introduce “K9”, a typical kid who describes a range of typical youth scenarios where legal issues arise. …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords:

  • Correctional Service Canada: Educational Resources

    This Governmental agency website that has a Public Education section that includes a Speakers’ Kit, statistics, myths and realities, and a teacher’s guide with a lesson plan.


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    Keywords:

  • The Law Connection

    A site where teachers can learn to incorporate legal concepts and principles into their classroom teaching, and students can access information about the law. Includes lesson plans, legal updates, and a list of supplemental resources. Based in British …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: legal concepts

  • Landmark Cases: Cases which have Changed the Legal and Social Landscape of Canada

    Some cases have had the effect of changing not only the legal but also the social landscape of Canada. Here is a look at a few of them. This feature article appeared in LawNow magazine Vol. 38 Issue 6 which featured bench mark cases that changed the le …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Landmark Cases

  • LawCentralAlberta – Youth Resources

    Are you looking for resources suitable for teens or young adults? Below you will find selected resources created for young people about a variety of topics. Also you can see youth resources about specific topics in the following sub-sections: Bullying …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: rights at work

  • Magna Carta: A Guide for Educators

    To complement the national tour of Magna Carta, the Education Committee of Magna Carta Canada has released a new resource guide for teachers hoping to integrate the Great Charter into their social science and Indigenous studies courses. The resource fe …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords:

  • Respectful Me, Respectful You: Discrimination, Harassment and Human Rights – Educator’s Manual

    This resource provides background information for teachers and activities on human rights, the Charter, discrimination, bullying and harassment and applicable laws, suitable for secondary school students (Grades 7 to 12).  It may be used with The Respe …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Bullying, Charter of Rights, Civil Liberties

  • The Law that Rules (a narrated presentation)

    Created by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta, the first part of this narrated powerpoint focused on Canadian law presents information on how the legal structure of Canada is organized, the history of our laws and an explanation of the Rule …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Legal History

  • Introduction to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (a 2-part powerpoint with audio)

    Part 1 of this power point with audio gives an overview of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms since its beginning. It discusses what the Charter is and is not and explains in detail the meaning using examples in the specific sections of the Charter. Cl …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Charter of Rights

  • Debating Access to the Birth Control Pill Lesson Plan

    Students will debate a resolution to have the birth control free of charge to all women of Canada. Students will explore the issue’s moral, societal, and financial implications. Students will review the selection of media titled The Birth Control Pill  …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Birth Control. Reproductive Rights

  • Bill 101 Pros and Cons Lesson Plan

    Students will think critically about language laws and specifically Bill 101 in Quebec. Students will examine the implications for culture, the economy, education, and of course language. This lesson includes recommendations  for sources available in t …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Language Laws

  • Asbestos Class Action Lesson Plan

    In this lesson students will participate in a class action suit against the asbestos industry. Students will build a case for government or industry negligence regarding asbestos. This is an excellent cross-curricular activity applicable to many differ …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Class Action Suit, Negligence, Public Safety

  • The Duty to Consult

    This resource provides thorough background information on the duty to consult including relevant cases, historical information, consultation guidelines, and links to other sources. Below is a description from Bear Paw Education: “The principles of cons …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Aboriginal People - Claims and Treaties, Landmark Cases, Supreme Court of Canada

  • Sentencing for Aboriginal Clients

    “In 1999 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that courts must take into account the unique circumstances of people when sentencing, especially for Aboriginal offenders. The Gladue Decision also stipulates that, whenever possible, courts should opt for al …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Landmark Cases, Sentencing, Supreme Court of Canada

  • Courtroom Etiquette: What To Do In Court (Tips and Information) Video

    Pro Bono Law Alberta and the Alberta Branch of the Canadian Bar Association have produced a video explaining what to expect in court. This video offers tips and information that would be a helpful to students preparing for a mock trial. Additional vide …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Courts, Video

  • Is it Reliable 7 Clues to Good Legal Information Online

    The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta have 7 clues to help you find good legal information online. A printable sheet with these tips is available from the link at the bottom of the page. Transcript: Where does this information apply? Laws are d …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Internet Safety, Jurisdiction, Video

  • Be Web Aware

    Be Web Aware is a website by Media Smarts for parents and teachers. The website feature tips for a wide range of age groups and covers topics including cyber-bullying, excessive internet use, sexual risk and harm, privacy, marketing aimed at children, …


    Grades: Grades 1 - 3, Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Bullying, Internet Safety, Privacy, Public Safety

  • R v Askov

    The trial of Askov and three co-accused was delayed for 4 years following their arrest. The charge for these four people was conspiracy to commit extortion (blackmail). Some of the accused had spent most of this time in jail and when the next trial dat …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Arrest, Charter of Rights, Extortion

  • Timeline of Events for the Steven Truscott Case

    Steven Truscott was convicted of rape and murder in 1959 and in 2007 it was decided that this conviction was a miscarriage of justice. This document chronicles the series of events from the moment when Steven took Lynne Harper on his bicycle until he w …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Landmark Cases

  • A.C. et al v Director of Child and Family Services

    This landmark case focuses on the medical treatment of blood transfusions for a 14 year old girl. The teenager and her parents refused the transfusion because they were Jehovah Witnesses. A.C. (the teenage girl) was then made a ward of the court and gi …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Charter of Rights, Landmark Cases

  • Landmark Cases: R.v.Patrick – Is Garbage Private?

    Through the study of this landmark case students will explore questions about what level of privacy Canadian citizens are entitled to and under what circumstances. R.v.Patrick, and the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2009 decision in regards to the case, is …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Charter of Rights, Privacy

  • Regina v Morgentaler

    January 28, 2008 was the 20th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision to legalize medical abortion in Canada. Dr. Morgantaler and two colleagues were charged in Ontario with performing legal abortions. When this case was put to t …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Abortion, Charter of Rights, Landmark Cases

  • Regina v Stinchcombe

    In this landmark case, Stitchcombe was a lawyer accused of fraud as well as stealing from his clients. He pled not guilty. Although his secretary had given information to the police in his favor, this was not going to be used in court. Therefore the co …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Charter of Rights, Landmark Cases

  • Aboriginal Sentencing Scenario

    Frank, an 18 year old Aboriginal student breaks into a local grocery story and attacks  the owner leaving him with a broken arm and facial scars.  Research is done into Frank’s present situation as well as the  family background. There are discussion q …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Aboriginal People - Claims and Treaties, Courts, Sentencing

  • Legal Independence : It’s Your Right

    This online video resource (which can be ordered for free) contains footage of some high school students being arrested under the “Youth Gathering Act”, a fictitious law which is used to demonstrate the concepts such as rule of law and how our judicial …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Arrest, Civil Liberties

  • School’s In: Dogged Determination

    This activity guides students through the rules and regulations of beginning a small business they may run during the summer holidays. It focuses on the permits needed and how they vary from city to town as well as from province to territory. Questions …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Entrepreneur, School's In

  • Mock Trial: Fadey v. Ketkluane High School

    In this mock trial, a student on the school basketball team slips on a puddle of water left on the gymnasium floor. His injuries cause him to lose his basketball scholarship , as well as his job. The student sued Ketkluane High School for negligence fo …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Mock Trial, Negligence

  • Happy Homecomings: What Can Travellers Bring Back?

    This mini research project helps students develop an understanding of what they need to know when returning home from travelling anywhere in the world. Using information provided by the Canadian Border Services Agency students will: describe the restri …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Travel

  • Landmark Decisions: Cases that Have Changed Society

    This site discusses a variety of landmark decisions from the Law Courts of Canada. They include issues dealing with Aboriginal Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to name a few. Each case is explained in detail using plain language a …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Aboriginal People - Claims and Treaties, Charter of Rights, Courts, Landmark Cases

  • Guide to Rights and Responsibilities in Alberta Workplaces

    This 36 page magazine (in PDF format) contains valuable information for adolescents and young people beginning their first job. There is a wealth of information that everyone beginning a new job should be aware of. It includes important facts regarding …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Worker's Health and Safety, Worker's Rights and Employment Standards

  • Alberta Worker’s Health Centre: Work Plays

    Alberta Worker’s Health Centre has a section that focuses on young workers. On this site, under Work Plays you can invite a professional theatre group at no cost to come to your school to share with students about occupational health and safety issues …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Worker's Health and Safety, Worker's Rights and Employment Standards

  • It’s All in the Family

    It’s All in the Family is a series of activities focusing on different kinds of families.  Each section gives some background information on a topic such as parental custody, same sex couples, divorce and separation, etc.  This is followed by some inte …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Marriage and Common Law Relationships

  • Marriage and the Law: What Students Should Know

    Students sometimes forget that marriage is a legal commitment as well as a personal one. This lesson invites students in CTS Legal Studies and CALM to explore the legal aspects of marriage and marriage contracts. There are 5 activities included in this …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Marriage and Common Law Relationships

  • Aboriginal Parenting After Separation

    This resource is primarily written for parents and community workers; however, there are many parts that would be beneficial for children of separated Aboriginal parents to know. It is divided into sections that include resources, videos, worksheets an …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Divorce, Marriage and Common Law Relationships

  • Fitzgerald v. Alberta – Do kids have the right to vote in elections?

    This activity will help students taking CTS: Legal Studies (1020) to describe the relationship between rights and responsibilities; explore sources of protection of rights and freedoms; and discuss methods of protecting rights and responsibilities Grad …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Charter of Rights, Elections

  • How does the Canadian Court System Work?

    This lesson is designed to introduce students in CTS Legal Studies to the Canadian judicial system, how it works, and the various ways in which students may be required to participate in the judicial system at some point in their lives. Students will w …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Courts

  • Try Judging

    This interactive site offers students the opportunity to view and listen to 5 scenarios where the law has been broken. Students are required to make decisions based upon judicial principles, research, and the evidence; a “meter of justice” will tell st …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Courts, Judges

  • Supreme Court of Canada

    The Supreme Court of Canada has created an education kit for those who do not live in or near Ottawa. It contains factual information, a mock trial with suggestions for implementation and activity sheets such as crossword puzzles and word searches.


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Judges, Supreme Court of Canada

  • Know Your Rights in the Workplace: A Youth Employment Law Handbook

    This downloadable 146 page resource for youth contains information in four sections that include labour and employment law, your rights before and after you are hired and ending your employment.   Each section offers many details that explain employee …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Worker's Health and Safety, Worker's Rights and Employment Standards

  • Young Workers Zone

    If you are looking for work while you are going to school or during holidays, this site will give you information that young workers need to be aware of. Specific information on questions that can be asked at an interview, the rights and responsibiliti …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Worker's Health and Safety, Worker's Rights and Employment Standards

  • Teaching about justice, rights and responsibilities: A teaching resource for Social Studies 10

    This teacher resource manual was developed to support Alberta high school teachers in educating their students about the justice system in Alberta and Canada. It addresses five areas of law within the Canadian judicial system: constitutional, aborigina …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Aboriginal People - Claims and Treaties, Charter of Rights, Youth Criminal Justice Act

  • Children’s Rights

    This curricular resource, an 18 page PDF document, is applicable to students studying the rights of children and youth around the world. The objective of this resource is to educate others on the rights of children, the role of the Canadian Coalition f …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Child Abuse, Human Rights

  • Looking Into Unions

    The development, roles, benefits and organization of unions is the topic of this website designed for high school students. It contains six lessons on unions that can be used individually or in sequence. The activities for students include small group …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Unions

  • Business Smarts: A Legal Education Guide to Small Business

    This package of resources and articles was designed to introduce students to the major legal questions which must be considered when starting a small business. The information was designed to complement Legal Studies module 3050: Law and Small Business …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Business, Contracts, Entrepreneur, Worker's Health and Safety, Worker's Rights and Employment Standards

  • Exploring YCJA

    This site provides training for navigation through the site as well as guide students through the important aspects of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. There are 10 modules that give information as well as scenarios that reflect the topics presented. Ea …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Youth Criminal Justice Act

  • Mock Trials: Supreme Court of Canada

    You can set up your own mock trial with some tips from the Supreme Court of Canada.  An introduction focuses on how to set up a mock trial, a scenario is created that relates to students, and suggested questions are offered to the defence, crown and ju …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Courts, Judges

  • The Law Project

    Interactive online activities for students on a variety of legal topics. Students can create videos, take quizzes, and work with real historical primary sources.  The site provides assessments and rubrics. Topics include First Nations, residential scho …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Aboriginal People - Claims and Treaties, Human Rights, Women's Rights

  • Canada’s Court System

    This resource provides excellent teacher background on the structure of the Canadian court system. It tells about the many kinds of courts there are in Canada and includes the organization, purpose and function of each court. Some examples of courts in …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Courts

  • Courtprep: Court Information for Youth

    This resource, available in English or French, uses cartoon pictures to lead youth through the court system from arrest to sentencing. Using audio and text, you can go on a virtual tour of a court room where each character states his or her official po …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Court, Courts, Judges, Victims of Crime

  • Youth Criminal Justice Act Handbook

    This well organized resource for youth has taken the Youth Criminal Justice Act and written it in plain language so that all can understand the consequence of a youth’s actions.  It is divided into short chapters that include such topics as your legal …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Youth Criminal Justice Act

  • Youth Court Alberta

    This site provides general information for youth following an arrest. It gives answers to frequently asked questions and offers specific details regarding youth sentencing, records and pardons. It also gives the Youth Criminal Justice Act website if yo …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Courts, Youth Criminal Justice Act

  • Justice Education Society

    The Justice Education Society of British Columbia has updated their website to include support for many curriculum areas. A number of the resources on this site can be purchased for a nominal fee and used effectively in the classroom. Resources include …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Charter of Rights, Citizenship, Courts, Marriage and Common Law Relationships, Mock Trials, Youth Criminal Justice Act, family law, legal concepts

  • Fundamental Freedoms: The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

    This teacher resource offers background information on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. All aspects of the Charter are reviewed in plain language in both English and French. Each overview provides information and focus questions for before …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Charter of Rights, Human Rights

  • John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights Educational Resources

    All of their educational resources are developed to supplement John Humphrey Centre projects.  The resources are designed for teachers to incorporate human rights lessons into the classroom, workplace or community. Some of their resources include: Comb …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Charter of Rights, Citizenship and Nationality, Civil Liberties, Human Rights, Racism, Social Action

  • Rights Angle

    Human rights is the focus of this downloadable 136 page PDF document that provides excellent background for teachers as well as a variety of activities for students in Social Studies and CTS: Legal Studies.    All lessons use the newspaper as a tool to …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Charter of Rights, Civil Liberties, Human Rights

  • Justice Education Speakers Centre

    This is a service in which justice professionals come out to schools and talk about law related topics that focus on the outcomes from the Alberta Social Studies Curriculum. Speakers are  available to talk about many justice-related topics and areas of …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Court, speakers bureau

  • Privacy in Schools: Dogs, Lockers, Bodies and Backpacks

    Two recent decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada focus on section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure. One case takes place at a high school, the other at a C …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Charter of Rights, Search and Seizure

  • Anti-Racism Resource Kit

    This kit has a huge number of book, media and website resources that link directly to the Alberta curriculum. Each entry states the specific outcomes in Social Studies, Language Arts and /or Health that match the resource. There is also a summary of ea …


    Grades: Grades 1 - 3, Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Bullying, Racism

  • Youth Law by CLERC

    The Law Topics section of The Children’s Legal & Educational Resource Centre (CLERC), a non-profit organization based in Calgary, provides legal advice, education, and referals to youth. Topics covered include: Adoption Independant Living Guardians …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Child Support, Divorce, Drugs and Alcohol, Marriage and Common Law Relationships

  • Canadian Legal FAQs

    Canadian Legal FAQs answers Frequently Asked Questions about the Law in Canada and Alberta. This website is an excellent research tool for students. All of the answers are written in accessible plain language and covers a wide range of topics.


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Arrest, Charter of Rights, Consumer Protection and Fraud, Courts, Credit and Debt, Criminal Records, Police, Privacy, Worker's Health and Safety, Worker's Rights and Employment Standards, Youth Criminal Justice Act

  • Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta

    This site offers valuable resources for students in CALM and CTS: Legal Studies about renting and accommodation. The site is divided into two parts, (a) Laws for Landlords, and (b) Laws for Tenants.  Links to appropriate acts (such as the Alberta Resid …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Renting

  • Renting 101 Teaching Materials

    These teacher materials include a teaching guide and student handout for use with the publication Renting 101.  Renting 101 can be downloaded or a printed copy can be ordered here.   Students review questions can be downloaded here. The teacher re …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Renting

  • Mediation

    This activity helps students understand what mediation is by having them engage in the actual process. Students work in groups and follow a step-by-step mediation outline to resolve a conflict. By the end of the lesson students should be able to analyz …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Mediation and Dispute Resolution

  • Contract Law in Alberta

    Contracts are entered into every day by almost every person, so it is important to understand the central issues in contract law, as they apply to both adults and youth. This booklet is designed to provide students, particularly those in CTS Legal Stud …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Contracts

  • Media Smarts

    MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Their website features a wealth of classroom resources for youth to develop critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital ci …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Internet Safety, Privacy

  • Alberta Worker’s Health Centre: Work Plays

    Alberta Worker’s Health Centre has a section that focuses on young workers. On this site, under Work Plays you can invite a professional theatre group at no cost to come to your school to share with students about occupational health and safety issues …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Worker's Health and Safety, Worker's Rights and Employment Standards

  • R v. Marshall

    Marshall, a First Nation man, was fishing for eels to sell to support his family. After he caught the eels, he was then charged with fishing without a license, selling eels without a license and fishing out of season.   When this case went to the Supre …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Aboriginal People - Claims and Treaties, Landmark Cases, Supreme Court of Canada

  • CURRENTS: Exploring Traditional Aboriginal Justice Concepts in Contemporary Canadian Society

    This 193 page middle or high school resource examines questions such as how societies make laws, resolve conflicts, and deal with those who do not live up to society’s standards for behaviour. Obtainable through the Public Legal Association of Saskatch …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Human Rights, Legal History, Mediation and Dispute Resolution

  • Law Lessons for Teachers and Students

    LawLessons.ca was created by the Justice Education Society of BC to host their resources in one easy to navigate location. This website offers lesson plans, unit plans, court education, teacher training, and other law related classroom resources.


    Grades: Grades 1 - 3, Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Civil Liberties, Courts, Elections, Federal Government, Hate Crimes, Judges, Legal History, Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Mock Trials, Police, Prison, Privacy, Provincial/Territory Government, Social Action, Youth Criminal Justice Act

  • Ontario Justice Education Network Mock Hearings

    The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) has extensive mock trial resources for teachers in both English and French. OJEN has mock trial role preparation packages for both civil and criminal law. They also have a wide variety of cases and materials …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Courts, Mock Trials

  • The PLEA: Mock Trials

    In this issue of The PLEA we look at how teachers and students can use mock trials in the classroom and what students can gain from them. From the teacher’s point of view, the appeal of the mock trial is that it teaches about the justice system while e …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Courts, Mock Trials

  • Understanding Parole

    Understanding Parole introduces students to the philosophy and procedures of parole while working with restorative justice concepts. Step-by-step lesson plans allow teachers of any discipline to combine procedures and activities with role-play, to buil …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Parole