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									Lesson Plan Template – Manitoba Teachers’ Institute on Parliamentary Democracy

Teacher’s Name: Andrew Kroeker

Lesson for: Grade 9 Course: SOC10G

Cluster: 2: Law, Order, and Good Government

    Historical: Appreciate the individuals who have contributed to democracy in
     Manitoba (students will explore the story of past governments of Manitoba, along
     with the history behind the building in which the Members of the Legislative
     Assembly work)
    Power and Authority: Give examples of ways in which people can individually
     and collectively influence Canada’s political and social systems (Students will
     learn about the political structure as well as current leadership roles)

Equipment Required:
    computer lab
    white board

Resources (including web sites):
    textbook: Canada in the Contemporary World (Pearson)
    www.gov.mb.ca
    www.elections.mb.ca

Activating Strategy:
    In groups of 4, have students discuss and hypothesize answers to the following
    How many MLA’s are there in Manitoba?
    What are some titles for the various ministers in the government?
    What are some names of specific constituencies?
    What is a mace?
    What is bill?
    What is a caucus?
    What is royal assent?
    Students share answers with class
    Teacher writes correct responses on whiteboard and also records facts stated
       during an introductory discussion about the 3 levels of government and the role of
    Read page 142 and 143 of textbook (party system/representative democracy)

                                    Andrew Kroeker
Acquiring Strategy:
    Students obtain actual definitions from textbook glossary or other dictionary
      source and the remaining answers can be discovered as students are asked to
      explore www.gov.mb.ca
    Students then explore this site to find the names of the MLA’s and corresponding
    Explore site to record the titles of 18 different ministers
    Students then click on video “A day in the life of the Legislative Assembly” and
      record answers to the following questions:
          1. What is the Golden Boy Made out of?
          2. Who is Manitoba’s Lieutenant Governor?
          3. What makes Manitoba’s legislative chamber unique?
          4. What is the legislative building made out of?
          5. Who asks questions in Question period? Who answers those questions?
    Students copy figure 5-5 (the responsibilities of the 3 levels of government and
      their source of income)
    Explore www.elections.mb.ca to find the results of previous elections

Applying Strategy:
   Students record facts on whiteboard during the brainstorming session
   Students record definitions of words and answers found on website
   Students create a “title page” complete with illustration to visually represent what
      they have found discovered on the topic of Law, Order, and Good Government
      - in chart form, students record name of each constituency, MLA, and type of
      Minister (where applicable)
   Record the # of seats won by each party in previous elections as found on
      www.elections.mb.ca . Then record the names of previous premiers.

Assessment Strategy:
    Hand in project which includes:
      1. Illustrated title page “Provincial Government of Manitoba”           (10 marks)
      2. Presentation of title page to class justifying choices of illustration (5 marks)
      3. Recorded government notes and figure 5-5                             (10 marks)
      4. Answers to questions, definitions and MLA chart                      (20 marks)
      5. Recorded findings of previous elections                              (15 marks)

                                     Andrew Kroeker

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