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

Canada/Federal

Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust (CCLET) is a non-profit research and educational organization created by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. CCLET’s function is to introduce Canadians to the exploration of civil liberties and to help in the development of democratic habits. Website includes a section of resources for teachers.

Related legal topic(s): Civil liberties, Classroom materials

This site is about the history of Canada through the words of the men and women who shaped the nation. Built around the Government Documents collection of the Early Canadiana Online collection, it integrates narrative text with links to primary source texts. The site has been designed for students and teachers of Canadian studies, history and law, but will also be useful to researchers and anyone else interested in Canada's past.

Related legal topic(s): Classroom materials, Constitutional law, Legal history

This online resource is from the Heritage Community Foundation and is part of the Virtual Museum of Canada. The Making of Treaty #8 in Canada’s Northwest, commemorates a historic event of enormous importance to Alberta’s northern First Nations.

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

Produced by the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, this guide uses easy-reference language yet provides detailed explanations. It is suitable for students from Grade 7-12 and for newcomers wishing to learn more about the Charter. Available in English or French. (free download via Scribd, 48 pages)

Related legal topic(s): Charter of Rights, Classroom materials

This booklet is designed to give girls in Canada information about their rights and responsibilities as they relate to safety.

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The people, past and present, who represent Canadians in Parliament and the key players in the parliamentary process. The site has a wide range of resources about Parliament designed for teachers and students to assist in explaining how parliament works.

Related legal topic(s): Classroom materials, Legal history, Political process and voting

Media Smarts offers a range of media education and Internet literacy resources.

Related legal topic(s): Classroom materials, Communications and media, Internet safety

Kids in the Know is the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s interactive safety education program designed for students from Kindergarten to Grade 9. The purpose of the program is to help educators teach children and youth effective personal safety strategies in an engaging, age-appropriate and interactive way that builds resiliency skills and reduces their likelihood of victimization in the online and offline world.

Related legal topic(s): Child abuse, Classroom materials, Internet safety, Sexual assault

The Nature's Laws Project was developed in a partnership involving the Heritage Community Foundation and representatives of First Nations from Treaty 6, 7 and 8. The project is a study of the legal codes and traditional governance of Alberta’s First Nations in the areas covered by Treaties 6, 7 and 8. It was structured as having research and public education components and involved Elders, academics and legal historians. The material examined was evidence found in oral histories, as well as case law, and the scholarly literature relating to Aboriginal People.

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

An online community that connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action in their local and global communities. Learn about and become involved in issues related to Social justice and human rights, Poverty and globalization, Peace and conflict, Environment, Cultural diversity and equity, Education, Health and wellness. The site also includes a special section for educators.

Related legal topic(s): Citizenship and nationality, Civil society, Classroom materials, Human rights

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