BC Social Studies Lesson Plans
Grade K-3

How do we ensure everyone has been included and represented?

  • I can connect and engage with others.
  • I can solve problems using kindness and empathy.
  • I can identify how my actions affect others.

How can we recognize, appreciate and celebrate our differences?

  • I can see different points of view.
  • I can explain my thinking about equality and equity.
  • I can participate in activities that make my school and community a better place.

 

What is the contribution of the labour movement in achieving many social programs, policies, and laws in Canada?

  • I can name benefits that we enjoy today because of the labour movement.
  • I can analyze the causes and consequences of milestones in workers’ rights.
  • I can consider my personal opinions about unions and workers’ rights.

What have been the turning points for women’s rights in Canada?

  • I can identify Canadian women who were trailblazers for women’s rights.
  • I can analyze significant turning points in women’s rights in Canada.
  • I can explain what needs to be done to remove barriers to gender equality in Canada today.

How are youth offenders treated differently than adult offenders?

  • Students can collaborate effectively with others to deliver and present knowledge about the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
  • Students can challenge assumptions and reflect on views on youth offenders from throughout the learning experience.
  • Students can demonstrate empathy, personal responsibility, and listening skills during the restorative justice circle activity.

How are the rights of the accused upheld during trial procedures in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?

  • I can identify the legal rights in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and discuss their importance.
  • I can present examples of how Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the rights of accused persons.
  • I can reflect on my own misconceptions and biases regarding the rights and treatment of accused persons in court.

How have principles of law and justice changed over time and how do they differ today in different legal systems?

  • I can debate the merits of different legal systems by using persuasive language and examples.
  • I can analyze early legal systems to identify key principles and commonalities.
  • I can collaborate to construct a comprehensive argument.

What have been the turning points for women’s rights in Canada?

  • I can identify Canadian women who were trailblazers for women’s rights.
  • I can analyze significant turning points in women’s rights in Canada.
  • I can explain what needs to be done to remove barriers to gender equality in Canada today.

What is the contribution of the labour movement in achieving many social programs, policies, and laws in Canada?

  • I can name benefits that we enjoy today because of the labour movement.
  • I can analyze the causes and consequences of milestones in workers’ rights.
  • I can consider my personal opinions about unions and workers’ rights.

What is justice?

  • I can discuss the major issues around fairness and justice in creating laws for a society.
  • I can analyze the tensions between two visions of a society and their benefits and deficits.
  • I can consider the criteria for the concepts of fair, equal, and just in the context of public life.

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