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Teaching Tools

Four lesson plans have been developed by CIVIX to guide teachers through the 2020 Student Budget Consultation. The lessons are designed to increase knowledge about Canadian government and public finances, encourage political debate and dialogue, foster a sense of civic duty, and develop critical thinking and decision making skills.

These activities are linked to a wide variety of subject areas, including: citizenship education, social studies and government, personal finance, economics, current affairs and media literacy.

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]
  • 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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