Learning Standards: The Ancient World to the 7th Century

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Grade 7

Learning About the Charter

This Activity Sheet provides teachers with question and answer and true/false worksheet to help students understand the basics of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Students should read the Charter of Rights and Freedoms Backgrounder before completing this activity. An answer key is provided.

Increasingly complex societies required new systems of laws and government.
social, political, legal, governmental, and economic systems and structures, including at least one indigenous to the Americas
PDF icon Download LQ,p.83.pdf (363.79 KB)
Grade 7

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

This Backgrounder provides teachers with a brief overview of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to go along with the Learning About the Charter Activity Sheet.

Increasingly complex societies required new systems of laws and government.
social, political, legal, governmental, and economic systems and structures, including at least one indigenous to the Americas
Grade 7

Governments of Canada

This Backgrounder provides teachers with a brief outline of the composition and roles of the three levels of the Canadian government. Teachers may use this as a reference or may choose to distribute it as a handout.

Increasingly complex societies required new systems of laws and government.
social, political, legal, governmental, and economic systems and structures, including at least one indigenous to the Americas
Grade 7

How Do They Apply Today?

This Activity Sheet provides teachers with a question and answer worksheet to be used with the Sources or Law Backgrounder to help students understand the basics of our legal system. An answer key is provided.

Increasingly complex societies required new systems of laws and government.
social, political, legal, governmental, and economic systems and structures, including at least one indigenous to the Americas
PDF icon Download LQ,p.44.pdf (180.42 KB)
Grade 7

Sources of Law

This Backgrounder provides teachers with an overview of Common Law and Statute Law to be used with the How Do They Apply Today Activity Sheet to help students understand the basics of our legal system.

Increasingly complex societies required new systems of laws and government.
social, political, legal, governmental, and economic systems and structures, including at least one indigenous to the Americas
Grade 7

First Nations Journeys of Justice

This Teacher’s Guide provides teachers with three units that examine the question “Journeys of Transformation” using traditional First Nations stories in order to teach students about traditional values and laws, as well as Canadian law. The units should be done in order as concepts and stories previously introduced are often reviews in later units. Each unit has an overview that explains the major focus of the lessons, along with the goals of the unit and additional information required for teaching it. In these lessons, students explore the basis of Aboriginal rights and use this information for two mock trials that are related to the issues of hunting and fishing as Aboriginal rights. Courtwatching is also recommended. Extension activities are provided.

Increasingly complex societies required new systems of laws and government.
origins, core beliefs, narratives, practices, and influences of religions, including at least one indigenous to the Americas

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