What makes a law legitimate? Is it ever okay to disobey the law?
- I can discuss the basis of law and the state in our democratic society
- What factors would I consider when obeying/ignoring an existing law?
- I have a personal understanding of my rights and obligations as a citizen of a democratic society.
How has the legal system and its laws been used to maintain inequalities?
- I can identify and discuss examples of past discriminatory laws in Canada and how they reinforced inequalities for the targeted group.
- I can analyze the legacy of discriminatory laws, for the communities previously targeted, and for Canadian society
- I can explain how changing social values and community awareness influence the reform process of laws.
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 is poverty linked to privilege and power imbalances in society?
- I am able to define poverty and describe how it impacts individual lives.
- I can analyze consequences of injustices and power imbalances which lead to poverty in our society.
- I can elaborate on my potential to bring about awareness of poverty and initiate change to current systems that promote inequality.