Examine the role of power and authority in the application of diverse decision-making processes in a variety of contexts.
Indicators for this outcome

Contribute to classroom decision making by using the majority-rule model and the consensus model.


Formulate contexts in which the majority-rule model and the consensus model would be effective.


Investigate and describe the consensus decision-making model employed in traditional Aboriginal communities or jurisdictions.


Describe traditional First Nations, Inuit, and Métis models of governance and selection of leaders.


Compare the structure of leadership and decision-making process in an Aboriginal community to that of the parliamentary system in Canada.

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
Record posted/updated: November 15, 2023
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
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Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
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
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
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