We started the class by reviewing last day homework on the fundamental principles of democracy. I showed a video of Greta Thunberg on Climate Change and connected it to our lesson. I read out a statement and had students vote by walking over to various ZONES (labelled agree, disagree, I agree, but and convince me). An example: Students should be able to use their mobile devices in class for research/Companies that pollute our air and water should suffer consequences.
Homework: Students have been paired up and assigned a political party. Please answer the following questions for next class. I encourage you to check on elections canada the candidate in your riding. Use the following websites to help with answering the questions on your handout(see below).
Self Check QUIZ: On Democracy and Elections. This will take place next week. More information given this week. It will consist of what we discussed in class with activities and presentations.
• What is the party’s slogan and/or key messages?
• Who is the party leader?
• What are the party’s major ideas? What actions are
they promising to take?
• Who seems to be the target audience of the party?
• What is the party’s vision for Canada?