Teachers and Students

For teachers and students at the elementary or secondary level, this page provides a selection of educational materials about the law, democracy and civic participation as well as resources about school safety, bullying, and internet safety.

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Suggested Resources

LawCentral Schools is designed for teachers and students and provides access to law-related resources coded by their relationship to the Alberta curriculum. The site includes opportunities to access law-related lesson and unit ideas, inquiry and student action support, assessment ideas, interactive activities, clip art and links.


Related legal topic(s): Classroom materials

After 35 years as a print publication, LawNow has transformed into an online publication. LawNow provides credible legal information, interpretation and comment to help Canadians make critical decisions in their lives, and make meaningful and effective contributions to the democratic life of community and country.

Related legal topic(s): Online legal journals

LawNow magazine is an incredible resource for teachers. Each issue offers engaging articles about law in language suitable for students. Teachers Talk LawNow is a series of lesson plans for teachers based on these articles. Topics covered include: social studies, legal studies, science, health, and CALM.

Related legal topic(s): Classroom materials

Alberta Resources

Online publications provided by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre are available for download in PDF form. Titles include: Youth Employment Handbook; Respectful Me, Respectful You: Discrimination, Harassment and Human Rights - Educator's Manual; Employer's Guide:  Trans-Identified People in the Workplace; and Seniors and the Law. A variety of other publications are available to order in print (see the Publications Order form under Resources).

Related legal topic(s): Classroom materials, Family law general resources, Harassment, Human rights, Privacy, Racism, Workers' rights and employment standards

This website, provided by the Government of Alberta, helps parents, teens and community members take control of this issue by giving them the tools they need to prevent or intervene in a bullying situation. It has fact sheets on issues such as cyberbullying and homophobic bullying, as well as more general information concerning the effects of bullying and what constitutes bullying.

Related legal topic(s): Bullying

Edmonton John Howard Society is a not-for-profit, community-based crime prevention agency. They provide assistance to people in conflict with the law, their families, those who have the potential to be in conflict with the law, and victims of crime. Their work to eradicate the root causes of crime helps build safety and harmony in communities. The Edmonton John Howard Society works to promote a better understanding of the Criminal Justice System and the consequences of breaking the law. Their work is accomplished through educational presentations provided to youth in the school system and the community.

Related legal topic(s): Classroom materials, Crime prevention, Public legal education organizations, Reintegration

Every Living Thing is the Alberta SPCA’s humane education website for teachers who aim to inspire compassion for animals, people and the environment – every living thing! The Alberta SPCA believes people have a duty to accept responsibility for the welfare of animals. The SPCA hopes to nurture a humane attitude toward animals through a humane education program.

Related legal topic(s): Animal Welfare, Classroom materials, Environmental protection and conservation

These guidelines support the creation of welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments that foster diversity and nurture a sense of belonging and a positive sense of self . Their purpose is to enable school authorities to use best practices in creating and supporting learning environments that respect diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

Related legal topic(s): Classroom materials, School law

This project of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre provides teacher’s guides, student materials, videos and a bibliography of online resources to help students and teachers in junior and senior high schools to explore the topics of discrimination, sexual harassment and human rights.

Related legal topic(s): Classroom materials, Human rights

Human rights in Alberta is a newspaper-style publication that provides plain language information about Alberta's human rights law and about the services offered by the Alberta Human Rights Commission. The publication has teaching notes to with it and is particularly useful to adults who are improving their English reading skills such as English-as-a-second-language students or literacy students. This resource is available as a printable PDF and also in an audio version.

Related legal topic(s): Classroom materials, Human rights