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Teaching Tools

Four lesson plans have been developed by CIVIX to guide teachers through the 2021 Student Budget Consultation. This year’s consultation focuses on the impacts of COVID-19 and the post-pandemic economic recovery.
The lessons are designed to increase knowledge about budgeting and priorities, improve understanding about Canadian government, encourage political discourse, and develop critical thinking and decision making skills.
Using the suggested activities and teaching tools, teachers are encouraged to spend 2 to 4 classes covering the content and participating in the Student Budget Consultation.

Lesson 1: Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Introduction [PDF]
  • Activity 1.1: Space Survival – Ranking Chart [PDF] [Word] [Google Doc] [Google Sheet]
  • Handout 1.2: Space Survival – Ranking of Items by Experts [PDF]

Lesson 2: The Federal Government’s Budget

Lesson 3: The Post-Pandemic Recovery

Lesson 4: Political Perspectives

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