Present the evolution of a piece of legislation, from its first conception to its implementation.
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Report to the class on the evolution of a rule or a policy presently used in an area of the school (e.g., playground: a student riding his bicycle on the school grounds before parking it hits another student, which causes parent phone calls, staff meetings, school board concern, and a policy which prevents students from riding bicycles on the school ground).


Formulate a plan for the recommendation of a new policy for the student body, including the issue requiring resolution, identification of the policy options providing resolution, explanation of how the proposed options might resolve the issue, and recording the process of the selection of the recommended option.


Describe the catalyst for a law recently enacted, tracing the need and process for enacting the new law.


Represent the roles and responsibilities of various players in executive government, including the Prime Minister, the House of Commons, the Senate, and the Governor-General.


Outline the processes of a bill becoming law.

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.
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Record posted/updated: November 15, 2023
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.
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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
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018