Free Resources for Teaching About the Canadian Government (All Grades)

Free Resources for Teaching About the Canadian Government (All Grades)

This year my oldest son is in Grade 5. The focus this year in Social Studies is “Canada: The Land, Histories, and Stories.” As I was trying to figure out how best to start teaching about Canada – and where to find Canadian curriculum in a sea of American history – I came upon this link 

Digging deeper, I found that not only does the Government of Canada send teachers kits FREE to anyone who requests them; but they also have a whole section on classroom activities for every grade. 

Teachers kit for teaching about the Canadian Parliament

Just look at all of the stuff that I received! 

Resources for Teaching Canadian Government

Kids in Grade 1 – 3 can learn all about different symbols and how they relate to our country. Not only can you see activity pages, but there are videos as well. 

Grade 4 – 6 learn about how Bills are made and how they can be passed or voted out. There is an easy to follow video that shows each of the steps as well as a glossary of terms. Kids are even able to role play so they can get a deeper understanding how parliament works. 
Resources for teaching Canadian Parliament

Also for Grades 4-6 and 6-9 students can learn all about parliamentary committees. They can again role play and try to get one of two bills passed. 

Grades 6 – 10 learn about the Senate. The have a “typical day in the life of someone in parliament” – they also offer school tours in you want to check this out in real life. 

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As the students get into the high school level they can delve deeper into the subject matter. Each resource book has so much information in it. I was so pleased to be able to have all this information straight from the source – and FREE!! 

While looking for other resources I also found this website which has many children’s games and activities for learning about Canada. 

And, of course YouTube has many different videos – however they are very biased depending on the political party that uploaded them. 

Happy Homeschooling! 

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