The Student Legal Services Legal Education Project (Edmonton, AB) manifests itself in three main ways: lectures, mock trials, and summer law camps. Presentations to school classes can be scheduled to fit class time, upon discussion between the teacher and the Student Legal Services co-ordinator. For more information on the opportunities offered by the Project check out thier website
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For resources that are related to the Alberta curriculum, see LawCentralSchools.
The mock trial program is intended to provide a simulation of a real courtroom experience. During the trial, students take on the roles of lawyers, court clerks, witnesses, and jury members. Resource materials are provided to teachers to help them support their students in preparing for their mock trial experience. Contains "teacher only" information as well as student handouts. Mock trials currently available for junior and senior high classes.
Together, they are known as the Famous 5—the women who struggled to have women declared "persons" so they could be appointed to the Canadian Senate. Individually, each was a prominent women's leader in her own right. The Famous 5 Heritage Edukit is based on the Nation Builders Teacher Resource Guide, produced by a senior Social Studies consultant on contract to the Famous 5 Foundation. Included are three lesson plans for both elementary and junior/senior high school students that address topics such as the Persons Case, Families and Communities and Citizenship.
Courts Virtual Tour uses surround video to give a 360 degree view and navigation of Alberta Courtrooms. Virtual tours offer navigational links that allow you to move throughout the courtroom, tours include the: Court of Appeal; Queen's Bench Courtroom; Provincial Court; and a Large Trial Courtroom.
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.
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.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has created this graphic novel to help young Canadians to better understand and navigate privacy issues in the online world. The 12-page graphic novel– is designed to appeal to tweens and younger teens. The novel was developed with feedback from young people, it tells the story of a brother and sister who learn (sometimes the hard way) about the privacy risks related to social networking, mobile devices and texting, and online gaming.To accompany the graphic novel, they have also developed a discussion guide that educators can use to generate further discussion and learning.
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.
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)
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.