How inclusive is our democracy? That is the inquiry question students discuss in Voting Rights through Time, a free, hands-on resource from Elections Canada. In this lesson, students explore different narratives of voting rights: they work together to read historical event cards and place them on a “timeline with attitude” that shows how a group was included or excluded in Canadian democracy over time.
In this workshop, we invite you to take part in our student activity and discover an innovative approach to engaging students in historical thinking. Through discussions of historical case studies, including that of First Peoples, you will learn about the history of voting rights since 1867. The activity emphasizes collaboration, interaction, conversation and reflection. The purpose of this workshop is to build teachers’ capacity and confidence in teaching about elections and democracy.
Voting Rights through Time is available in English and in French, with both regular and language learner versions. This learning activity fits well in Social Studies 9, 10 and 11, as well as many grade 12 courses such as Social Justice, B.C. First Peoples and Asian Studies. Join us to learn how you could use this resource in your classroom, whether online, in person or in a blended learning environment.
Social Studies 9, 10 and 11, as well as many grade 12 courses such as Social Justice, B.C. First Peoples and Asian Studies.