Background information and resources for teachers and students on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identified youth. Includes applicable laws; suitable for grades 9 and up.
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For resources that are related to the Alberta curriculum, see LawCentralSchools.
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.
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.
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.
The John Howard Society of Alberta is a non-profit agency concerned with the problem of crime and its prevention. The organization takes its name and spirit from the 18th century humanitarian John Howard, whose name has become a symbol of humane consideration for prisoners. It was incorporated in 1949, and today the organization consists of six separately incorporated districts along with the Provincial Office. The website provides information about the services available in each of these districts.
Nothing can replace the experience a student will have when they come face to face with the faded parchment and King Edward’s ancient royal seal of Durham Cathedral’s Magna Carta. This feature article found in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of LawNow magazine was written as a guide to Magna Carta for Alberta teachers.
Created by Bearpaw Education (NCSA), Muskwa: Sam's Spear of Fate introduces Muskwa the Bear, woodland superhero and fearless defender of natural law. When three kids crash their go-kart in the middle of the woods, Muskwa and his forest friends use the mishap as an opportunity to teach the three of them the laws of nature and the importance of respecting the natural world
This manual was developed by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre. It provides background information for teachers and activities on human rights, the Charter, discrimination, bullying and harassment and applicable laws, suitable for secondary school students (Grades 7 to 12). It may be used with the ACLRC's The Respectful Me, Respectful You DVD and guidebook. Includes reproducible handouts. 2014
This website, created by a team from McEwan University, provides a series of video vignettes that realistically portray legal issues that the average business person may have to deal with when conducting business in Alberta. There are also case studies and online acivities. The focus is to develop an overall awareness and understanding of legal issues in a business setting.