Power and Authority
Outcomes
PA8.1
Contemplate the implications of Canadian citizenship on the life of Canadians.
PA8.2
Examine the role of power and authority in the application of diverse decision-making processes in a variety of contexts.
PA8.3
Present the evolution of a piece of legislation, from its first conception to its implementation.
PA8.4
Assess the impact of citizens' willingness and ability to actively engage in the Canadian political processes.
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R051267
The Gathering Place. An Exploration of Canada's Capital
This teaching resource explores the people, history, values and achievements as reflected in our national capital, Ottawa. Topics include Canadian culture, identity and symbols, government, citizenship and democracy, Canadian stories and heroes and Canada's contributions to the world. The resource includes lesson plans, extension activities and student materials. The first edition of The Gathering Place was sent to provincial schools in 2009.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
Record posted/updated: April 26, 2019
R010729
For Angela
Starring Tina Keeper and Tiffany Peters, this production presents a re-enactment of a racial assault on Rhonda Gordon and her daughter Angela. When confronted and verbally abused by a group of youths on a bus, Rhonda worries that the incident will cause Angela to reject her Aboriginal heritage. In a meeting with the leader of the youths, Rhonda allows the boy to see the consequences of his action and to express his regret.
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R054208
Prisoners of Prejudice: Canada's First National Internment Operations 1914-1920
The Canadian Government actively recruited Ukrainians to develop the Canadian west. Yet, in 1914, the same country that had invited the Ukrainians from Austria-Hungary classified them as "enemy aliens" and interned many of the men. The Ukrainian Canadian internment was part of the detention of "enemy aliens" in Canada, lasting from 1914 to 1920, under the terms of the War Measures Act. During the internment, Ukrainian people lost employment, were treated as subversives, their wealth was confi...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : \$10.00 (1 student book), \$250.00 (25 student books + teacher guide/CD-ROM)
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R047176
Secret Path
Lyrics of songs composed by The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie are illustrated with graphic art by Jeff Lemire to recount the tragic story of Chanie Wenjack, an 12-year-old boy who died when he fled his residential school and tried to return on foot to his home 400 miles away. A download of 10 songs that were created from the lyrics is also available.
Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $26.99
Record posted/updated: September 7, 2021
R019212
Concentus Citizenship Education Resources. Grade 8: The Intentional & Explicit Teaching of Essential Citizenship Competencies
Students explore the concept of democracy as demonstrated in Canada. Throughout the study of democracy, students reflect upon alternative decision making processes such as consensus and majority rule. Students trace the evolution of legislation from an idea to implementation. They learn how the democratic process is strengthened by citizen participation.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: November 15, 2023
R049799
Residential Schools. Truth and Reconciliation in Canada (Educator's Package)
This DVD provides an overview of residential schools - from the historical events that led to their creation, up to their closure, the Government of Canada's official apology and the report and Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Bonus footage and a PDF resource guide are included on the DVD.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $129.00
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R053338
Canadian Government Series
The Canadian Government Series examines the role of government in the development of Canada. Each book explores one aspect of Canada's government, such as the relationship of Canada and the global village, the Constitution, the rights of citizenship, and Canada's social, economic and political structures. Each book is enhanced with illustrations, a timeline, a glossary, an index and suggestions for further research.
•  Canada and the Global Village
•  Canada's Road to Independence
•  Canada's System of Government
•  Canadian Citizenship
•  Canadian Unity
•  The Canadian Identity
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $14.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R051869
Issues for Canadians. Student Text
This resource package focuses on issues that are relevant for Canadian youth. The student resource encourages students to make informed decisions. Information is presented in many formats to engage students. Real issues are presented and tasks are included in each chapter that focus on different benchmark skills. Peer modelling helps students develop skills and understand how to use them.
•  Issues for Canadians. Computerized Test Bank
•  Issues for Canadians. Teaching Resource
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $74.50
Record posted/updated: August 29, 2019
R044228
Civics Now. Student Text
This resource package focuses on civics education. Students will examine issues such as human rights, environmental citizenship and issues facing First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. Each chapter opens with focus questions for students to explore. Opportunities are provided for students to develop their vocabulary, check their understanding of the content and to develop skills for social action. The student text includes graphs, maps, photographs, a table of contents, appendices, a glossar...
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•  Civics Now. Teacher's Resource
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $66.95
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R054543
Saskatchewan 1905-2005 Guide for Teachers
Developed by the Western Development Museum, this teacher resource offers lesson plans, Saskatchewan fast facts, materials lists and suggested additional resources. There are 25 Saskatchewan themes and 100 lesson plans. Topics contained in the resource include rural electrification, immigration, First Nations and Métis farming and health care. Some of the lessons plans have been translated into French and Cree.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $32.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R054407
There's More to Poverty Than Meets the Eye: Building Engaged Citizens for Poverty Reduction and Community Well-Being
The goals of this resource are to support and enrich curriculum areas related to social compassion and responsibility, interdependence, justice, human dignity and equitable distribution of power and wealth. This resource will help students: develop a sense of identity and their roles within their communities; begin to understand the root causes of poverty; begin to understand the relationship between poverty and health; be able to discuss poverty in relation to the other social determinants o...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 3, 2019
R103655
The Pass System
Saskatoon filmmaker Alex Williams exposes a little-known piece of Canadian history - one in which First Nations people required permits issued by an Indian Agent in order to leave their reserves. Purportedly in response to the Northwest Resistance of 1885, Sir John A. Macdonald enacted a system of racial segregation that denied First Nations people in parts of Western Canada the basic freedom of mobility that other Canadians experienced. Although the pass system had no basis in law, it stayed...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : Pricing varies by organization
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R040644
Who Runs This Country, Anyway?: A Guide to Canadian Government (Rev. ed.)
In this book, a comical duo guides readers through Canada's electoral and governing process. The pair covers issues such as casting a vote in an election and passing a bill in Parliament.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $9.99
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R044605
Learning About Treaties in Canada
This DVD explores the history of treaties in Canada. It explains how the understanding of the treaty process and the future impact of the treaties varied greatly between the signatories from European cultures and First Nations peoples. The film explains the geographical regions included in treaties, how we are all treaty people and how treaties affect all of our lives as Canadians. A teacher's guide to support the DVD is available online through the distributor's website.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $159.00
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R054329
All 4 Each: A Unit to Empower Co-operative Consciousness
This teacher's guide includes information about the legal and operational frameworks of co-operatives. Comprised of five lessons, students learn the principles of co-operatives, how to put the principles into practice, how co-operative models can work for an individual organization, how to investigate the co-operative structure, and how to create their own co-operative. Background information is provided for teachers. A table of contents and a listing of suggested resources is included.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R054328
Choose Your Voice: Antisemitism in Canada
Choose Your Voice is an antiracism and antisemitism education program that was originally distributed to all schools across Canada. The kit, consisting of a teacher's guide, DVD and poster, provides activities to help students understand the dangers of hatred and stereotypes, and to find their own voices to combat them. The components of the kit are available for ordering or download at www.chooseyourvoice.ca
Media and Formats : Book CD/DVD
Price : Free
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R072216
How Canada Became Canada Series
This series examines how Canada became a nation. It begins with first contact between First Nations people and European settlers, and continues to modern, 21st-century Canada. Each book in the series presents a comprehensive overview of the issues and people that shaped Canada's history. Each book contains illustrations, a glossary, a timeline of events and an index. The first book in the series fully supports the Grade 9 curriculum.
•  A Nation Evolves: Canadian Nationalism, World War I, and Growing Sovereignty, 1910-1929
•  Before Canada: First Nations and First Contacts, Prehistory-1523
•  Britain's Canada, 1613-1770
•  Canada's Changing Society: 1984-the Present
•  Canada's Modern-Day Aboriginal Peoples: Nunavut and Evolving Relationships
•  Conflicts, Changes and Confederation, 1770-1867
•  Crisis at Home and Abroad: The Great Depression, World War II, and Beyond, 1929-59
•  From the Atlantic to the Pacific: Canadian Expansion, 1867-1909
•  Redefining Canada: A Developing Identity, 1960-1984
•  The Settlement of New France and Acadia, 1524-1701
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $25.12 ea.
Record posted/updated: October 11, 2019
R049014
Our Government, Our Election (3rd ed.)
This teacher's guide provides information on Saskatchewan's democratic process. Opening with a pre-test, educators are able to determine a student's strengths and weaknesses regarding elections. Various lesson plans are included. Background information is provided for teachers or can be used as handouts for students.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R072175
Human Geography 8. Student Text
The student text provides a study of the patterns in human geography. This includes population distribution, population characteristics, settlement patterns, and urbanization. It also examines economic systems and their factors. This revised edition contains updated statistical information.
•  Human Geography 8. Teacher's Resource: Discovering Global Systems and Patterns
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $60.50
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R040768
Understanding Canadian Government
This program provides examines the federal and provincial governments. The hosts discuss the differences in government structures, the powers that each have, and the roles that each play in Canadian democracy.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $149.95
Record posted/updated: July 1, 2020
R041515
How Parliament Works (7th ed.)
This book describes the organization and operation of our parliamentary system. Following an introduction to the principal features of Canada's government, the book discusses the constitution and the roles of the various elected and appointed officials in the House of Commons and the Senate. The electoral process is described as well as the procedure on how a bill becomes law. Included are a table of contents, a glossary, black-and-white photographs of the governors general, the prime minist...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.95
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R102217
100th Anniversary of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building
This video outlines Saskatchewan's political history and how the legislature came to be built in Regina. Historical photographs, documents and interviews with politicians and historians enrich this documentary and shed light on what the legislative building represents in Saskatchewan's history and to its citizens. The video includes highlights of significant events that have taken place at Saskatchewan's legislative building.
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R054659
Concentus Citizenship Education Foundation
The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, through the Concentus Citizenship Education Foundation, has created a website that provides classroom resources to support the teaching of citizenship competencies from Grades K-12. Lesson plans may either be viewed online or downloaded as PDFs. To access these resources, educators only need to sign up and create an account through the website's Teacher Portal. If teachers experience any difficulties signing up, they are welcome to contact info@concen...
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Media and Formats : Website
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 22, 2019
R072179
Voices and Visions. Student Text
The student text introduces students to the development of Canada through the perspectives of First Nations people, British, Francophone and other cultural groups. Each chapter opens with a chapter inquiry and the key concept. Other features in the student text include developing critical thinking skills, skill checkbox, maps, photographs and case studies. The text includes a table of contents, a glossary and an index.
•  Voices and Visions. Teacher's Resource: A Story of Canada
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $146.95
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R072173
How Canadians Govern Themselves (9th ed.)
The latest edition of this free resource continues to offer an examination of the parliamentary system of government in Canada. The origins of our government, the daily work of parliamentarians, the constitution, the judicial system and the levels of government are just a few of the topics described in a concise format. Tables, graphs and photographs complement the text.
Media and Formats : Book Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R050462
Canada. An Illustrated History
This illustrated Canadian history book addresses exploration and settlement, Confederation and the two World Wars. It includes lesser-known information regarding the events that made Canada the country that it is today. Included are a table of contents, suggestions for further reading, an index and photographs.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $34.95
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R072177
Our Country, Our Parliament: An Introduction to How Canada's Parliament Works
Produced by the Government of Canada, this resource explores the parliamentary process. Topics include Canada's system of government, democracy in action, the business of parliament, our national capital, and becoming involved in democracy. The booklet includes photographs, timelines and word builder sections. The booklet also includes a table of contents and a glossary.
Media and Formats : Book Document
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R049879
Municipalities Matter
This teacher's guide provides information about Saskatchewan's local government and civic election process. The resource includes background information for students and teachers on what a municipality is and the people who govern a municipality. Various lesson plans are included for planning purposes.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R026242
The History of Treaties in Canada
The program explains the origins of treaties in Canada and how these documents continue to shape the relationships of First Nations with the Government of Canada today. Topics discussed include: the creation of reserves, land rights issues, the spirit and intent of treaties, the development of legislation and the creation of residential schools. A teacher's guide is available to accompany the DVD.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $159.00
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R040967
An Introduction to the House of Commons (MPTV)
This program describes how Canada's government works. Filmed on location in Ottawa, students learn about the members of parliament and the basic structure and functions of the House of Commons. There is an interactive quiz at the end of the program. A teacher's guide is available.
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: December 5, 2018
R101826
Saskatchewan Social Studies 8. Student Text
Saskatchewan Social Studies 8 has been custom published for Saskatchewan and has been developed by a team of Saskatchewan teachers. At the beginning of each unit, the "Essential Question" sets the focus for the unit. The book provides opportunities for inquiry learning and engages students with "What Do You Think," "Thinking Critically" and "Thinking It Through" activities. Links to the historical thinking concepts have also been embedded throughout to support the development of historical th...
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•  Saskatchewan Social Studies 8. Teacher Resource with CD
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $92.93
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R072210
Many Voices 5. Voices of Canada: People, Places, and Possiblities. Student Text
The student resource is divided into two units: Living with the Land and Canada, Our Country. The atlas section of the student resource provides visual references on Canadian geography, physical features, First Nations people, population distribution, and resource availability. Each chapter includes a "Skill Power" component that focuses on the development of a new skill and a "Viewpoints" component that promotes inquiry learning.
•  Many Voices 5. Voices of Canada: People, Places, and Possiblities. Teacher's Support Package
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $93.19
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R072176
Our Canada. Student Text: Origins, Peoples, Perspectives
This resource package focuses on Canadian history. Students will examine time periods such as first contact, moving towards confederation, and after confederation. Each chapter starts with focus questions and a brief description of what the chapter will discuss. Included in the student text are backgrounder boxes, "history happens" newspapers, and a review of content covered in the chapter. The student text includes a table of contents, a glossary and an index.
•  Our Canada. Multimedia CD: Origins, Peoples, Perspectives
•  Our Canada. Teaching Resource: Origins, People, Perspectives
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $93.50
Record posted/updated: August 29, 2019
R036782
Righting Canada's Wrongs. Residential Schools: The Devastating Impact on Canada's Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Findings and Calls for Action
The history and impact of Canada's residential schools are presented through first-person accounts, historical documents and photographs. The book also includes the Canadian government's apology and summarizes the 94 Calls to Action resulting from the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $34.95
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R072170
Canadians and Their Government: A Resource Guide = Les Canadiens et leur gouvernement: Un guide de ressources
The collection of materials in this resource provides background information about government in Canada. The kit includes a booklet that introduces how parliament works, a video and a brochure on the Senate, a chart on national and provincial flags and symbols, a poster of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and a teacher's resource guide. The teacher's resource guide provides suggested activities that will encourage critical thought, and engage students in the democratic process. A...
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Media and Formats : Kit
Price : Free
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R035464
Teaching Treaties in the Classroom
The Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC) has developed a treaty information kit for use in Saskatchewan schools. The kit features educational resource materials that include curriculum supplements, videos and books about the history of treaties. The individual pieces show both First Nations and European perspectives about the treaty relationship. Information on treaty topics range from the precontact history of First Nations people, first contact issues, the relevance of the past to the co...
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Media and Formats : Kit
Price : $350.00
Record posted/updated: March 11, 2020
R053346
Every Human Has Rights: A Photographic Declaration for Kids
Eleanor Roosevelt chaired a committee that determined rights for every citizen in every country. Since 1948, these rights declare that every human is entitled to freedom, fair government, freedom to come and go and to associate with others and the right to free expression. In the foreword, Mary Robinson writes about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, what it means and how we struggle to achieve true freedom for all people. She reminds us that change does not occur by reading a book; ...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $21.00
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R049290
One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists
Through the voices of young people who have made a difference, the youth in this book work to promote world peace. The storytellers in the book come from different parts of the world and an event in each their lives has caused them to become activists. Each story includes photographs, illustrations, fact boxes, Did You Know sections and a poem about peace.

Included in the book is the story of Craig Kielburger, who was 12 when he formed Free the Children.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.95
Record posted/updated: August 27, 2020
R001154
When We Were Alone
A young girl asks her kókum questions about herself, such as why she wears bright colours, why she grows her hair long, why she spends time with her brother and why she speaks Cree. Her kókum explains that when she went to school far away as a child, she had to wear dark colours, her hair was cut short, she was separated from her brother and she wasn't allowed to speak her home language. This award-winning book is a sensitive, early introduction to some of the tragic effects of residential sc...
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Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $19.95
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R003918
Shattering the Silence: The Hidden History of Indian Residential Schools in Saskatchewan
This resource extracts, reorganizes and compiles the school-specific Saskatchewan elements of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation reports and primary school documents as well as incorporates other resources and former residential school student accounts that have been recorded and published online.
Media and Formats : Book Document
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
R101663
Stories of Courage: Saskatchewan Second World War Veterans Remember
This series of eight videos presents the personal stories of 17 Saskatchewan residents who served during the World War II.
•  Aboriginal War Experiences. Episode 5
•  Commemoration. Episode 8
•  HMCS Regina. Episode 3
•  Price of Freedom. Episode 2
•  Prisoners of War. Episode 4
•  Soldiers Return Home. Episode 7
•  Training and Preparing for War. Episode 1
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: August 24, 2021
R010769
Time for a Change
This kit explores the histories of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada and some of the challenges created by the Indian Residential School System and the Indian Act. The need for reconciliation is also explored and the importance to all Canadians of finding their own path to reconciliation. The kit contains 16 student editions and one cross-curricular teacher guide. A link to the publisher’s website offers access to additional supports that include an introductory video, links t...
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Media and Formats : Kit
Price : See publisher.
Record posted/updated: June 15, 2022
R053615
Deepening the Discussion: Gender and Sexual Diversity
This document will assist individuals and communities to engage in meaningful discussions and actions to respond to the experiences, perspectives and needs of students and families who are gender and/or sexually diverse (GSD). It will: assist school divisions, central office personnel, administrators, educators, First Nations and Métis organizations and community partners to develop a deeper understanding of gender and sexual diversity; assist in understanding the unique educational, health a...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019