Are you a teacher in Ontario? Download the following resources to help you educate your students about Ontario provincial elections and civic engagement. To request hard copies complete a resource order form.
Elections Ontario is developing a fully updated Voting Rules! election resource for teachers, that will be launched in the fall of 2022.
In advance of the upcoming general election on June 2, we have created a new interim resource, Ready Set Vote!. Ready Set Vote! is an election simulation developed for Grade 5 and 10 teachers in Ontario. Both election kits feature flexibility for teachers and include a short or long activity, templates, and student handouts and organizers.
After the simulated election, teachers can use the student organizers and discussion questions in the kit to discuss the experience with their students. The Grade 5 kit has an in-class activity and a take-home activity to get students thinking about their future as voters. The grade 10 kit offers an extension activity, giving the class an opportunity to engage in a task that aligns with the concepts of political thinking.
The Ready Set Vote! election kits are available at no cost, in English and French. Both kits align with the Ontario curriculum.