Cultural and Ethical Citizenship
Cultural and Ethical Citizenship
- The capacity to comprehend Canada’s political, social, economic and financial systems in a global context.
- The ability to appreciate cultural and societal diversity at the local, national and global levels.
- The ability to critically analyze the past and present and apply those understandings in planning for the future.
- The capacity to understand key ideas and concepts related to democracy, social justice and human rights.
- Disposition and skills necessary for effective civic engagement.
- The ability to understand the dynamic interactions of Earth’s systems, the dependence of our social and economic systems on these natural systems, our fundamental connection to all living things, and the impact of humans upon the environment.
- The capacity to consider the impact of societal and environmental trends and issues.
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Canadians are proud of their citizenship. We value the rights and freedoms and accept the responsibilities that this status gives us
Browse the activities in this section, or download them all as a pdf file. These activities explore three themes: celebrity, impact, and citizenship. The activities encourage students to view Canadian personalities and events from multiple perspectives. Each activity contains a lesson plan and blackline masters suitable for photocopying. Research skills, presentation, persuasive arugment, influential Canadians,
Browse the activities in this section, or download them all as a pdf file. These activities explore three themes: celebrity, impact, and citizenship. The activities encourage students to view Canadian personalities and events from multiple perspectives. Each activity contains a lesson plan and blackline masters suitable for photocopying. Research skills, presentation,interview, multiple perspectives, influential Canadians,
Browse the activities in this section, or download them all as a pdf file. These activities explore three themes: celebrity, impact, and citizenship. The activities encourage students to view Canadian personalities and events from multiple perspectives. Each activity contains a lesson plan and blackline masters suitable for photocopying. Research skills, presentation, achievements, influential Canadians,
This Module examines the ways in which culture influences the daily interactions that occur across all classrooms and provides practice for enhancing culturally responsive teaching (est. completion time: 1 hour).
The Global Digital Citizen Foundation is a fountain of resources for teachers that are trying to stay current. There are videos available and you can download the guides. Included are full lessons/handbooks for the following fluencies:
Global Digital Citizenship
SCIC’s Global Citizenship Education Modules are a series of educational resources to support global education learning outcomes for Saskatchewan middle years and secondary classrooms (grades 6-12).
They are designed to be accessible for all global educators, whether experienced or beginning. Teachers may enter, exit and re-enter at any place within the module, choosing to do one activity, or the entire module. Each lesson is matched with Saskatchewan provincial curriculum learning outcomes for specific grade levels.
You can send a request to download the materials for free.
These guides are designed by the Global Digital
Citizen Foundation to help you gain a better
understanding of the 21st Century Fluencies and
how they work.
This guide contains a description of the tenets of
Global Digital Citizenship, as well as a perspective on
the skills each stage develops and why they are
important for our students?and everyone?to learn.
We hope this information will help you with the
development of the Fluencies as you work to infuse
them into your students' learning experiences.
This resource can be found online through Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The classroom-friendly student activities are designed to increase understanding of the role immigration has played in Canadian history and society.
PA. 9.3 Investigate the roles and responsibilities of members of the societies studied and those of citizens in contemporary Canada.
This file contains 5 lessons and an assessment:
Lesson one: Criteria for citizenship – Canada
Lesson two: Oppression of Rights
Lesson three: What rights and responsibilities do Canadian citizens have?
Lesson Four: Rights and Responsibilities of citizens in an ancient society
Lesson Five: Roles within Societies
Discuss with your students what it means to be Canadian. Start by watching this short commercial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRI-A3vakVg (You may choose to cut the beverage part out at the end or just use the sound at that point in the video.)
All other materials you need to do are attached including a rubric, parent letter, project planner with choices.
Apply to sponsor a family member, refugee or foreign worker to come to Canada, adopt a child from abroad, get proof of your Canadian citizenship, travel and work abroad, celebrate citizenship or get a passport.
Concentus Citizenship Education Foundation Inc. is the foundation that administers, supports, and fundraises for the development and advancement of the Concentus classroom-ready, kindergarten to grade 12 teaching resources for citizenship. A committed group of teacher-leaders developed these grade-specific resources to directly align with Saskatchewan curricula.
The declared purpose of the Concentus Citizenship Education Foundation is to:
Educate and empower individuals to understand their rights
Encourage responsible, respectful and participatory citizenship
Promote a commitment to justice in a pluralistic society.
Resources and lessons tied to curricular outcomes for SK are provided for K-12!
Team teachers, Jason David and Emma Katznelson, bring the Declaration of Independence to life in an engaging lesson that examines the historical document and helps students to construct meaning based on its historical context and underlying themes.To open the lesson, Emma reads a fictitious break up letter that she later reveals is signed by the thirteen original colonies. The letter both engages students and reveals the underlying theme in the Declaration of Independence. Students' prior knowledge is assessed through a journal writing activity and discussion before Jason leads students in an overview of the historical context in which the document was written. To delve deeper into the actual document, students then read and annotate a portion of the Declaration focusing on four themes: social contract, the right to revolution, popular sovereignty and natural rights. This work provides the basis for the subsequent classroom discussion facilitated by teacher questions but almost entirely directed by students. These supports and structures allow students to understand a complex document thematically and linguistically, forming their own understanding and teaching one another. In closing, students are asked to form thoughts about what it means to be an American and how their understanding of the Declaration of Independence influences these thoughts.
This webinar is from the Let's Talk Science - A New Digital Literacy Summit. This is a recording of the Keynote speaker Dr. Alec Couros.