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.
We launched our fully updated curriculum resources for teachers in the fall of 2022.
This is a curriculum resource for Grade 5 Social Studies and for Grade 10 Civics and Citizenship. Each lesson is focused on an inquiry question, begins with a big idea, prepares students with an engaging “Minds On” section, and encourages knowledge construction through student-focused activities. Lessons conclude with relevant consolidation tasks and assessment activities.
Additionally, each resource includes an election simulation. This is a hands-on activity kit that will help to hold an election simulation in the classroom so students can learn more about voting and Ontario’s democratic processes. Both 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 curriculum resources are available at no cost, in English and French. Both resources align with the Ontario curriculum.