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  1. Judges in Canada

    The Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association  has produced an educational video called Judges in Canada, aimed primarily at new and young Canadians. The video illustrates what people are entitled to expect from judges in Canadian Courts and covers t …


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  2. First Nations Caring Society – Educational Resources

    The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada aims to identify quality resources to individuals everywhere. This page on their website provides a  list of resources for youth, students, educators and families to incorporate into their stu …


    Grades: Grades 1 - 3, Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
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  3. Social Smarts: Privacy, the Internet and You

    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has created this graphic novel to help young Canadians to better understand and navigate privacy issues in the online world. The 12-page graphic novel– is designed to appeal to tweens and younger teens. …


    Grades: Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Internet Safety, Privacy, graphic novel, internet

  4. Resources for Teachers and Program Leaders from the Violence Prevention Program Calgary Initiative

    For three years (2012-2015), a group of community-based agencies, school boards, funders andShift: The Project to End Domestic Violence came together to develop a strategic and coordinated approach to violence prevention programming (VPP) in Calgary. T …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: domestic violence, violence prevention

  5. Critical Challenges in Law and Government

    This series of classroom resources supports students in thinking critically about the operations and policies of various levels of government. The materials focus on four topics: cultural diversity and equity, aboriginal rights, federal provincial powe …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Citizenship, Sustainability, simulations

  6. Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

    This lesson allows students to explore the concept of civic participation in the creation of Canadian laws through a study of the consultation process found in the Canada Gazette. Students will create their own School Gazette by proposing and discussin …


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    Keywords: civic participation

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. A Growing Community

    There are many legal, social and environmental issues associated with any community that poised to grow.  In this role play, students work together to determine how their community should develop.  Considerations include the agricultural land reserve, …


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: community development, habitate protection, land use, municipal law

  10. 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,
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  11. The Environmental Impact of the Oil Sands: A Research Project for Secondary School Science Students

    This resource was designed to address the learning outcomes of the “Life sciences: Sustainability of Ecosystems” component of the British Columbia Science 10 Integrated Resource Package. It can be used specifically for the learning outcomes B2, “assess …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
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  12. Speak Truth to Power

    The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights offers this free, online curriculum called Speak Truth To Power. The curriculum introduces general human rights issues and is based in part on the biographies of human rights defenders around th …


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  13. 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,
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  14. Classroom Connections

    Classroom Connections is a non-profit organization dedicated to initiating positive societal change by producing progressive educational resources for Canada’s youth. Its award-winning resources are ready-to-use, curriculum-aligned and innovative in co …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Citizenship, diversity, multculturalism

  15. 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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  16. The Cradleboard Teaching Project

    The Cradleboard Teaching Project was developed by Buffy St. Marie and provides public education and resources, including curriculum based lesson plans, about Native American culture. Material is tied in with geography, science, social science and histo …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
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  17. 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

  18. Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)

    This site contains the electronic copy of the booklet, “The Fundamentals Of Our Fundamental Freedoms” as well as information about the CCLA’s schools program.


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Civil Liberties, Human Rights

  19. 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

  20. A-loan in the Dark

    Students should always read the fine print.  What you don’t know can hurt you! This article appeared in LawNow Vol. 40 Issue 6 in the special report on students and the law. See https://www.lawnow.org/category/specialreport/40-6-students-and-the-law/ f …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
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  21. Taxation for Students

    Going to university can be a big change for a lot of students. They are finally adults, they might move away and there are a lot more responsibilities. One of these responsibilities that might seem a bit muddy is filing a personal tax return. This reso …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Income Tax Act

  22. 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

  23. Alberta Youthlaw.ca

    Youthlaw.ca is a website of the Children’s Legal and Educational Resource Centre (CLERC). CLERC offers legal advice, information, referrals and services to children and youth.The Legal Topics section of their website offers answers to some common quest …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Adoption, Bullying, Child Support, Drugs and Alcohol, divorce and separation, health issues, marriage, relationship violence, sexual assault

  24. Canadian Legal FAQs – Youth and the Law

    Answers to over 1,000 Frequently Asked Questions about the law in Canada and Alberta. See our age-related FAQs on “How old do I have to be? covering topics such as: General Questions Questions about Activities Financial and Legal Criminal Family Health …


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  25. LawCentralAlberta – Resources for Teachers and Students

    Resources for teachers and students at the elementary or secondary level, this page provides a selection of educational materials about the law, democracy and civic participation as well as resources about school safety, bullying, and internet safety. …


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  26. 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:

  27. 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

  28. The Centre for Constitutional Studies

    The Centre for Constitutional Studies has a variety of articles that can be used as background information. The content can be used as supplementary readings or as a research source for student projects. All of the articles are written in accessible pl …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Aboriginal People - Claims and Treaties, Charter of Rights, Constitution, Legal History

  29. HIV & the Law – When is HIV Status Disclosure Necessary?

    In this activity students will learn about the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision that HIV carriers with a low viral load, wearing condoms do not have to disclose their HIV status to sex partners. Students will reflect on this ruling and examine th …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: HIV, Legal History, Public Safety, Supreme Court of Canada

  30. Regulation of the Dairy Industry: Looking at the Science

    In this activity students will learn about the use and regulation of hormones to increase agricultural production in Canada. Specifically students will examine how recombinant bovine somatropin (rBST)is produced and how it increases milk production. St …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Food, Industry, Public Safety, Regulation

  31. Evaluating Web Sites in the Abortion Debate

    Students will think critically while investigating a variety of web-based resources on both sides of the abortion debate. This lesson includes recommendations  for sources available in the CBC digital archives. This lesson correlates with Dr. Henry Mor …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Abortion, Reproductive Rights

  32. The Notwithstanding Clause: A Classroom Debate Lesson Plan

    Students will research and debate the use of the notwithstanding clause in the Canadian charter. Students will support or criticize the use of the notwithstanding clause to allow federal or provincial governments to pass a law that violates the freedom …


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

  33. Constitutional Timeline with Terms and Concepts Lesson Plan

    Students will create a chronology of the events, key terms, and concepts related to Canada’s constitutional history between the late 1960s to 1982. This lesson includes recommendations  for sources available in the CBC digital archives.


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Aboriginal People - Claims and Treaties, Charter of Rights, Constitution, Notwithstanding Clause, Supreme Court of Canada

  34. The Legacy of the Free Trade Pacts Lesson Plan

    In this webquest students will use a variety or internet resources to explore the positive and negative effects of free trade agreements on Canada. Student’s will study impacts on Canada’s economy and society and present their findings to their class. …


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

  35. A Classroom Constitution Lesson Plan

    Students will gain an understanding of the process of framing a constitution by developing a constitution for their classroom. In small groups students will look at how rules are decided and changed, how leaders are chosen, powers and responsibilities …


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Charter of Rights, Constitution

  36. Land Claim Conflicts in Nunavut Lesson Plan

    Students will explore conflicting land claims of the Inuit and the Dene over the western boundary of Nunavut. This lesson includes recommendations  for sources available in the CBC digital archives.


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

  37. 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

  38. Click – Stories of Cyber Bullying

    “Click is a collection of three stories that show how cyber bullying impacts youth. This comic is meant to engage youth in discussion about cyber bullying and how it can be prevented. Click is a companion publication meant to be used with the film Cybe …


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

  39. Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s – Youth Privacy

    “Young people today are sophisticated users of the Internet, using this medium with ease and enthusiasm. We want to make sure that they understand the impact that these technologies can have on their privacy, and provide them with tools and information …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Internet Safety, Privacy

  40. Make a Better City Classroom Program

    Make a Better City (MBC) is an integrated project for teaching about citizenship, responsibility and community for Alberta Grade 6 Social Studies, Health & Life Skills, Language Arts and Mathematics. Teachers explore and research with students what …


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Bylaws, Municipal Government

  41. 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

  42. That’s Not Fair

    “As soon as children can say, “That’s Not Fair!” they are ready to talk about their rights and freedoms.” This website features videos, games, and lesson plans to teach students between the ages of 7 and 11 about democracy. The website features six dif …


    Grades: Grades 1 - 3, Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Democracy, Municipal Government

  43. Need Help Now

    needhelpnow.ca is a website designed for teens between the ages of 13 and 17. The site provides information to youth who have been impacted by a sexual picture/video being shared by peers (sexting). The has practical steps youth can use to regain contr …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Bullying, Child Abuse, Sexting, Victims of Crime

  44. Looking at Conflict With Lex The Dinosaur Lawyer

    This package contains several cross-curricular lessons for teachers to use when introducing law to the early elementary classroom. Specifically, this package addresses the definition and resolution of conflict. Using age appropriate vocabulary and cont …


    Grades: Grades 1 - 3,
    Keywords: Courts, Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Mock Trials, Video

  45. Youth Criminal Justice Act in Action

    The Youth Criminal Justice Act in Action package of resources include a video, lesson plans, and a poster. These materials are meant to be used together to teach students about the YCJA in an engaging way. The video is available on YouTube and is embed …


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

  46. 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

  47. 8 Rules for Smart Landlords

    The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) has 8 tips for smart landlords to follow. A printable tip sheet is available for download in the link at the bottom of the page. Transcript: Rule 1: Know Your Tenants Why? You want to make sure that …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Landlord, Renting, Video

  48. 8 Rules for Smart Renters Video and Tip Sheet

    The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) has 8 tips for smart renters to follow. A printable tip sheet is available for download in the link at the bottom of the page. Transcript: Rule 1: Know Who You Are Living With Before You Move in Tog …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Renting, Video

  49. 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

  50. 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

  51. 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

  52. 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

  53. 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

  54. 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

  55. 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

  56. 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

  57. 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

  58. 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

  59. 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

  60. 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

  61. 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

  62. 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

  63. 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

  64. 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

  65. 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

  66. 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

  67. 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

  68. The Codex Hammurabi

    The great Code of Hammurabi, nearly 4,000 years old, was written in cuniform script in Akkadian, a language for much of the middle east and north Africa at the time.Thanks to the efforts of scholars at Cambridge, you can now hear what it might have sou …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords:

  69. Constitute.ca – Forum on Women’s Activism

    This website highlights the role women played in the development of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The site streams a documentary on the topic as well as offering a study guide and other educational materials.


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

  70. 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

  71. 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

  72. 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

  73. School’s In: Youth and Student Unions: A Governance Model

    This lesson is applicable as an extension to students studying governance models in social studies and involves student understanding of governance in non-profit organizations. The lesson involves students adopting or creating a governance model for st …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Social Action, Student Council

  74. School’s In: Students, Social Participation, Charities and Law

    This inquiry based activity focuses on charities and non-profit organizations. The content specifically addresses outcome S6 in Social Studies 10, 20 and 30. Based on a fundamental assumption that students should be involved in decision-making, this re …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: School's In, Social Action

  75. 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

  76. I Vote Because

    This interactive website allows students to submit the reasons they vote, or will one day vote, through social media like Facebook and Twitter.


    Grades: Grades 1 - 3, Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Citizenship and Nationality, Elections

  77. Apathy is Boring

    The target audience is for youth of voting age but there are also resources for teachers with students below voting age. You can find plenty of facts about the democratic process on the Apathy is Boring website, like a list of all of Canada’s political …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Elections

  78. 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

  79. My Privacy, My Choice, My Life

    This resource teaches young people about privacy. The content focuses technology and privacy. There are contests, quizzes, links, activities, and presentation materials for teachers. There is a section to blog and ask questions.


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

  80. 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

  81. Being an Active Citizen

    A comprehensive booklet resources for encouraging active engagement with the government, legal system, and civil society. Over 50 original classroom activities! These resources were created by the Education Society of BC. The learning materials have be …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Charter of Rights, Citizenship and Nationality, Courts, Elections, Federal Government, Human Rights, Provincial/Territory Government, Social Action, Youth Criminal Justice Act

  82. Student Vote

    Teachers can register their school for the Student Vote election program. Student Vote was created to engage young Canadians in the democratic process. It is open to all elementary, middle, and secondary schools and there is no cost to participate. Reg …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Elections

  83. Discover Canada, The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

    There are specific rights and responsibilities for people who live in Canada in regards to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. There are even more responsibilities when you become a Canadian citizen. On this site these facts are clearly outlined and mo …


    Grades: Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Citizenship and Nationality

  84. Prorogation: A Powerful Tool Forged by History

    Stephen Harper’s minority government was in trouble in December 2008.  The opposition parties were talking about banding together to defeat his government. This article examines the history of prorogation and how the different situations can be resolve …


    Grades: Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: LawNow, Prorogation

  85. 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

  86. The Influence of the Party, the Media and Lobby Groups

    Students will investigate the influence that the media and lobby groups have on our government’s decision making. Using recent case studies, such as the Friends of CBC to increase funding or Greenpeace to promote environmental issues or lobbying by the …


    Grades: Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Elections, Federal Government, Lobbying

  87. Setting the Agenda, A Day in the Life of an MP or a Senator

    The website Setting the Agenda gives students the opportunity to spend one typical day with either a Senator or a Member of Parliament. Students have the chance to plan their day the way the Senator or MP would taking into account the many meetings and …


    Grades: Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Federal Government

  88. Branches of Canada’s Federal System

    In this lesson plan the student completes research to find information about the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the Government of Canada.   They are encouraged to research not only print material but conduct interviews with people who …


    Grades: Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Federal Government

  89. Parliament of Canada

    This resource created by the Parliament of Canada offers detailed background for teachers focusing on a variety of topics that support the Grade 9 Social Studies curriculum. There are ready made classroom materials that use the newspaper to enhance out …


    Grades: Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Federal Government

  90. Parliament of Canada-An Introduction

    This site offers a general overview of Canadian parliament. It gives the facts on how laws are passed, the various branches of government and how the House of Commons and the Senate operates. When you click on words underlined in blue, a new window ope …


    Grades: Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Federal Government

  91. Parliament of Canada – Model Parliament Unit

    This well organized and detailed simulation of the work that takes place in Parliament will help students clearly understand the daily life of a Member of Parliament or a Senator.   Teachers can choose from the various options provided which activities …


    Grades: Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Model Parliament

  92. 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

  93. Citizenship and Immigration Canada: Immigrating to Canada

    There are many things that need to be considered before applying for permanent residency in Canada.  This website gives the name of the different categories you can apply to as well as the necessary forms to complete and send in with your application. …


    Grades: Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Citizenship and Nationality, Immigration

  94. Behind Canada’s Immigration Policies

    This lesson plan is designed to focus on the emerging issues of immigration in Canada. The tasks involve research, organizing the information in a chart and making a judgement on the effect of immigration not only on Canada but on the country of origin …


    Grades: Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Citizenship and Nationality, Immigration

  95. Legal Roles and Responsibilities

    This teacher resource provides activities that first draw on the student’s experiences of school rules and then moves to a broader focus of the criminal code. The students then move to the ways that we as citizens participate in the justice system and …


    Grades: Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Citizenship and Nationality

  96. Elizabeth Fry Society

    Background on the Elizabeth Fry Society is available through this link.  You will learn a bit about Elizabeth Fry’s life and her strong belief in equality rights for women. She believed that women should not be incarcerated and if they are, then integr …


    Grades: Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Prison, Social Action, Women's Rights

  97. Taking IT Global

    This site houses an online community that connects youth from grades nine to twelve  to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action in their local and global communities. Designed and maintained in Canada, this site is the world …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Human Rights, Social Action

  98. 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

  99. Local Government and You: City Hall

    This website from the City of Edmonton provides a variety of resources available to help students learn more about how the city works. They include some City of Edmonton-developed resources that allow students to learn, for example, ways to make one’s  …


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Municipal Government

  100. Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

    This site specifically addresses the role and responsibilities of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. These include attending constitutional functions, giving royal assent to any bills passed in the legislature, performing certain rituals when the legi …


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Provincial/Territory Government

  101. 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

  102. 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

  103. 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

  104. Canadian Courts vs. U.S. Courts: What’s the Difference?

    This lesson has been designed to help dispel some of the myths and misconceptions Grade 6 students may have about the Canadian judicial process and Canadian courtrooms. The lesson should take about 1 hour and will help students acknowledge their pre-ex …


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Citizenship and Nationality, Courts, Law - Other Countries

  105. Building Future Voters

    Builidng Future Voters is a free teacher resource from Elections Alberta that teaches students about citizen participation, elections and democracy.  Each lesson is directly linked to the Alberta social studies curriculum  and provides for use of the i …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Elections, Provincial/Territory Government

  106. Understanding our Rights and Responsibilities

    Creating a class charter of rights helps students understand how the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms can put into a practical application. There is a distinction between rights and privileges that will become clear as students work through this …


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Charter of Rights, Human Rights

  107. Symbolism and Collective Identity

    This activity provides the opportunity for students to connect symbolism and collective identity not only at the present time in Canada but also many years ago in the Iroquois Confederacy. Through the study of the Wampum Belt, students will then create …


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Citizenship and Nationality

  108. Step into the Legislature: A Virtual Tour

    This virtual tour has students choose a character and create an identity. The character then takes a virtual tour of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. This activity is designed primarily for those classes who cannot come for a real life visit to Edm …


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Provincial/Territory Government

  109. I’m Your MLA, Here is My Card

    This creative activity has students research the responsibilities of an MLA and then design a business card that reflects the information they found. Short question and answer videos with 3 different party MLAs are included and provide background infor …


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Provincial/Territory Government

  110. Bylaws in Edmonton, Alberta

    This site explains the process by which bylaws are made as well as lists all the bylaws that are currently enforced in Edmonton. It also explains the consequences if you choose not to follow any particular bylaw. The Municipal Government Act gives auth …


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Bylaws, Municipal Government

  111. Building Communities through Local Government (Student Interactive site)

    The Alberta Grade 6 Social Studies program of studies focuses on citizenship, identity and democratic processes of decision-making within our society. Students explore ways to participate in democratic processes, be involved in their communities and de …


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Municipal Government

  112. Alberta Municipal Affairs Teacher FAQs

    Created to reflect outcomes of grade six social studies, this 228 page resource enhances the study of local government. The resource includes activities based on inquiry, critical thinking, and citizenship. Available in PDF format. The Building Communi …


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Municipal Government

  113. Awarding Certificates of Merit

    This teacher directed lesson begins with students having a clear understanding of the word accountability. A specific scenario has been chosen but a different one unique to your community would also work to help students determine criteria to show acco …


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Federal Government, Municipal Government, Provincial/Territory Government

  114. You Decide: Charter Challenges for Grade Six

    Charter Challenges for Grade Six is designed as a teaching and learning resource for grade six students. Students are offered the choice of visiting either the fictional animal land of Adinak or the alien planet of Beebonk.   The stories explore f …


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

  115. 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

  116. Citizen’s Guide to the Legislature

    This guide is divided into 5 sections with many subsections that deal with the structure and the function of Alberta’s provincial government. It is a large document that is well organized and written at an easy to read level. It includes a glossary and …


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Provincial/Territory Government

  117. Municipal Government FAQs

    These FAQs are part of the Municipal Government for Students program created for Grade 6 Social Studies students. These FAQs deal with questions about municipalities, people in municipal governments and how you can get involved.


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Bylaws, Municipal Government

  118. Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta

    This is a dynamic website created to connect to the Alberta grades four to seven social studies curriculum. The ideas for student activities follow a project-based and inquiry-based learning approach and are multidisciplinary in nature. Alberta’s histo …


    Grades: Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Aboriginal People - Claims and Treaties, Immigration, Legal History

  119. The Kid’s Site of Canadian Development

    This interactive website assists teachers and students as they examine Alberta’s cultural diversity and is designed to enhance curricular outcomes at the grades three to six level. The settlement theme has curriculum tie-ins to history, national identi …


    Grades: Grades 1 - 3, Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Legal History

  120. Education is our Buffalo

    Education is our Buffalo is a teacher resource that covers the following topics:  an historical time line of important Aboriginal events, spiritualiy and teaching, cultural traditions and education development through time. Personal articles written by …


    Grades: Grades 1 - 3, Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Aboriginal People - Claims and Treaties

  121. 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

  122. League of Super Citizens: Civil City

    Designed as an interactive on-line game, this site allows primary students to explore communities within the framework of citizenship and identity. Students are asked to create a hero, complete a mission, and join the League of Super Heroes. When explo …


    Grades: Grades 1 - 3,
    Keywords: Communities, Democracy

  123. Alberta’s Justice System In Your Community

    This interactive website with stories and activities written at a grade three level provides an introduction to the justice system and its participants. The activities demonstrate how  peace is attained through people and groups within a community work …


    Grades: Grades 1 - 3,
    Keywords: Communities, Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Police

  124. 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

  125. Get Smart About Money

    This website offers unbiased financial information for students and lesson plans for teachers. Some of the topics explored include saving money, credit,  investing, interest, and debt management. The website features interactive games, quizzes, and fin …


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

  126. Educaloi Youth

    This billingual website offers information, games, lesson plans, and comics regarding a wide range of legal topics. Some of the topics explored on the website include the vocabulary of law, the Canadian Supreme Court, careers in law, and civil and crim …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Charter of Rights, Civil Liberties, Courts, Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Mock Trials, Quebec Civil Code

  127. 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

  128. John Howard Society of Alberta – Teaching Resources

    John Howard Society has a large collection of public legal education resources for teachers. Some of the topics covered include: Youth Criminal Justice Act Restorative Justice Drugs Family Violence Gangs  


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Bullying, Drugs and Alcohol, Restorative Justice, Youth Criminal Justice Act

  129. 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

  130. 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

  131. 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

  132. 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

  133. 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

  134. 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

  135. Alberta Learning Information Service – High School Students

    This site offers information for high school students as they plan what will happen to them after high school graduation. You can use the career planning tools section to determine personal interests, personality type and employability skills. The occu …


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

  136. 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

  137. Leadership and Government in Iroquois Society

    This website includes information on the Iroquois Confederacy that covers many of the curricular outcomes laid out by Alberta Education. The teacher background section has detailed information regarding the structure of the Confederacy, the role and st …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6,
    Keywords: Iroquois Confederacy

  138. School’s In: Youth and the Environment: An Inquiry Project

    This inquiry based project is designed to guide students in grades 9-12 through an exploration of environmental issues, the law, and their relation to youth. It is applicable to Social Studies, Science, or CTS: Legal Studies curriculum. Over the course …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Climate Change, School's In

  139. Genetic Engineering: Transgenics in Canada

    Students will explore the topic of transgenic organisms from a scientific, legal, and ethical perspective. Students will learn about landmark cases on transgenics and the patentability of life. The first portion of the activity is a computer interactiv …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: International Law, Landmark Cases

  140. Creating a Sustainability Plan

    In this activity students will develop a sustainability plan for a fictional city. Students will assume the role of city councillors. After completing the assignment, students will meet as the city council and will present their ideas. Together they wi …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Climate Change, Sustainability

  141. Seat Belt Legislation and Inertia

    In this activity students will learn about Newton’s First Law of Motion. They will be given the task of applying their knowledge to create an ad campaign encouraging Albertans to wear seatbelts. The lesson will look at how science can be used to influe …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Public Safety, Video

  142. Alberta Tomorrow

    Alberta Tomorrow is an educational tool that uses technology to teach about sustainability. Student’s can simulate the future effects of human activities on Alberta’s resource production, wildlife habitat, and ecosystems. The website states that Albert …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Sustainability

  143. Invasive Species and the Law

    This activity assesses the consequences of introducing new species into an established ecosystem. Students will explore the laws that are in place to protect our environment and control the spread of invasive species. Students will examine real life sc …


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

  144. 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

  145. 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

  146. 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

  147. Physics of Distracted Driving Legislation

    Students will write a data-based evaluation that supports or criticizes the current distracted driving legislation. The inquiry will also address ways to improve the legislation to better address teen drivers. To support their evaluation, students will …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Distracted Driving Legislation

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