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Grade 12

The Role of Court of Appeal Judges

This Backgrounder provides teachers with a list of questions to help students start discussions about what they have learned about the Court of Appeal and its judges as part of the Though the Heavens Fall Lesson Plan.

Understanding legal rights and responsibilities allows citizens to participate more fully in society.
the Constitution of Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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Grade 12

Time Warp at the BC Court of Appeal

This Backgrounder provides teachers with a handout that outlines a project for students to brief the 1914 Court of Appeal judges on our modern society as part of the Though the Heavens Fall Lesson Plan. This activity will help students understand the mindset of the 1914 judges and the contrasts between the societal norms "then" and "now."

Understanding legal rights and responsibilities allows citizens to participate more fully in society.
the Constitution of Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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Grade 12

Then & Now - Decisions by the BC Court of Appeal

This Backgrounder provides teachers with a handout that explains two cases that came before the Court of Appeal: the Komagata Maru Incident, and the case of Same Sex Marriage as part of the Though the Heavens Fall Lesson Plan. Analyzing the context of both situations and the court decisions will help students further understand the duty of the Court of Appeal.

Understanding legal rights and responsibilities allows citizens to participate more fully in society.
the Constitution of Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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Grade 12

Court of Appeal Backgrounder

This Backgrounder provides teachers with handout that includes charts and vocabulary that explain what the role of the Court of Appeal is and what kind of decisions they make. It accompanies the Though the Heavens Fall video as part of the Though the Heavens Fall Lesson Plan.

Understanding legal rights and responsibilities allows citizens to participate more fully in society.
the Constitution of Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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Grade 12

Though the Heavens Fall Lesson 2

This Activity Sheet provides teachers with an outline of the lesson, which focuses on analyzing the themes found in the video as part of the Though the Heavens Fall Lesson Plan. Students will be asked to create a presentation on briefing the 1914 Court of Appeal judges on our modern society. An extension activity focused on educating the public about the BC Court of Appeal is included.

Understanding legal rights and responsibilities allows citizens to participate more fully in society.
the Constitution of Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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Grade 12

Though the Heavens Fall Lesson 1

This Activity Sheet provides teachers with an outline of the lesson, which includes giving students an idea of what to expect while watching the video and a homework assignment for after students have watched the video as part of the Though the Heavens Fall Lesson Plan.

Understanding legal rights and responsibilities allows citizens to participate more fully in society.
the Constitution of Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
PDF icon Download L1.pdf (184.87 KB)

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