Introduction of the mentorship program project web-space :

In the early days of 2023, the OHASSTA Civics mentorship team sent-out a call to mentors across the province in the hopes that we could put together experienced Civics teachers with mentees; teachers who had little experience teaching this class. We were lucky to be able to find mentees for all the mentors that submitted their application. One part of the mentorship program asked mentors and mentees to work together to create an end-of-course culminating activity that could be published for all interested OHASSTA members and teachers to use at their discretion. The projects are now available in this web-space. Please feel free to consider using the projects in your planning. 

Introduction à l’espace web des projets dans le cadre du programme de mentorat :

Au les premiers jours de 2023, l’équipe du programme de mentorat en éducation civique de l’AESHOa lancé un appel aux mentors de toute la province dans l’espoir de mettre en contact des enseignants d’éducation civique expérimentés avec des mentorés, des enseignants qui avaient peu d’expérience dans l’enseignement de ce cours. Nous avons eu la chance de pouvoir trouver des mentorés pour tous les mentors qui ont soumis leur candidature. Une partie du programme de mentorat demandait aux mentors et aux mentorés de travailler ensemble pour créer une activité culminante de fin de cours qui pourrait être publiée pour tous les membres de l’AESHO ainsi que les enseignantes et enseignants intéressés afin qu’ils puissent l’utiliser à leur discrétion. Les projets sont maintenant disponibles dans cet espace web. N’hésitez pas à les utiliser dans votre planification.

Enjeu mondial, Action locale

Pain Court, ON N0P 1Z0, Canada

Cette tâche sommative de fin d’unité permet aux élèves de rejoindre les attentes du cours CHV2O, en termes de connaissance et compréhension des enjeux mondiaux, avec des actions concrètes pouvant conscientiser leurs collègues de classe ou encore améliorer leur communauté.

Description

Au cours de la dernière semaine du cours, vous allez devenir spécialiste d’un domaine lié à un enjeu mondial. Les enjeux mondiaux sont des défis ou des obstacles auxquels font face les citoyennes et les citoyens de la planète. Dans certains cas, il s’agit de problèmes qui ont très peu d’impact sur le Canada (p.ex., armes nucléaires, malnutrition, etc.) et d’autres nous rejoignent jusqu’ici. (p.ex., disponibilité de l’eau, pauvreté, etc.).

Afin de devenir spécialiste et de pouvoir démontrer votre connaissance vous allez devoir suivre des étapes précises tout au long de la production de la tâche sommative. En fin de compte, vous aurez créé une page web portant sur votre sujet d’études.

Partager la ressource ou encore mieux produire une ressource qui rejoint les attentes du cours CHV20 d’une façon à inclure la communauté dans un sens plus large.

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Civics Portfolio Summative

Brockville, ON, Canada

An opportunity for students to use their knowledge and experience from throughout the semester to develop a summary for Civics.

Description

Students design and create a document that summarizes their learning from the Civics course and puts it into a similar format to a Careers portfolio.

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Indigenous Action Project

Orillia, ON, Canada

The Indigenous Action Project is a series of inquiry based lessons which are student driven. The primary goal of the project is for students to recognize their own role that they must play in Truth and Reconciliation and to create an “action” in which they can follow through while discovering their role as an ally

Description

Students will use inquiry methods to create Indigenous Action Projects which will reflect their contributions to Truth and Reconciliation. Projects are student driven with the two main goals of: how to be an ally and how can I make a difference in moving forward with Truth and Reconciliation. Students will explore, research, and communicate an issue facing Indigenous communities. They will design and implement an action plan that follows the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation commission and work on understanding the importance of being an ally. Here is the link to the project and the unit plan:

Summary of Project

Indigenous Action Plan Unit of Study

Student Example 1

How to help us?

This project allows students to work collaboratively in examining an issue facing Indigenous communities. While this project focusses on bring awareness to civic issues, it also allows students to build empathy.

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Civic Action & Land Claims

Mississauga, ON, Canada

Land claims are great examples of civic action as they involve advocating for justice, fairness, and the recognition of Indigenous rights. Land claims can contribute to broader discussions of social justice, reconciliation, and the common good at local, national, and Indigenous levels.

Description

In this multi-day activity, students will explore Indigenous land claims in Canada, investigating the background, course of action and outcomes, after which they will present their findings to the class. This activity works best after an exploration of Indigenous systems of government, the Indian Act, and treaty history, and can either be a formative group-learning activity or a summative unit task.

Lesson Plan:
Civic Action: Land Claims

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Emergencies Act Simulation

Toronto, ON, Canada

Was the federal government justified in using the Emergencies Act to put an end to the 2022 trucker convoy protest in Ottawa?

Description

In this activity, students learn how to understand political perspective and how it affects one’s views on political events. Students consider evidence reflecting the point of view of the many groups involved in the trucker convoy protest (government officials, law enforcement, experts and analysts, residents of Ottawa, protest organizers) in Ottawa in 2022 and make a final decision as to whether the federal government was right to enact the Emergencies Act.

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