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									Lesson Plan Template – Manitoba Teachers’ Institute on Parliamentary Democracy

Teacher’s Name: Mary-Anna Aaldyk-Doerksen

Lesson for: Grade 6            Course: Social Studies with ELA connections

Cluster: 4      Learning Experience: Government in Canada

Outcomes:

     KP-052 Identify the main responsibilities of municipal, provincial,
     First Nations, and federal governments in Canada.
     KP-053 Identify elected or appointed municipal, provincial, and federal
     government representatives and describe their main responsibilities.
     Include: Governor General, Manitoba Lieutenant-Governor.

Lesson Plan Outcome:

     To learn about the daily activities of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Equipment Required:

     Internet access, worksheets provided

Resources (including web sites):

   - http://www.gov.mb.ca/legislature/info/index.html
   - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amoG_x3pEec
   - http://www.gov.mb.ca/legislature/info/factsheets/fact3.pdf
   - Answer Key of Anticipation Guide
   - Tour of the Manitoba Legislature Building
   -
Activating Strategy:

     The students test their knowledge of the daily activities of the Legislative Assembly
     of Manitoba by completing the Anticipation Guide.

Acquiring Strategy:

 -      The students use the Manitoba Legislative Assembly Fact Sheet #3 – Legislative
        Terms to help choose better answers.
 -      The students view the video “The Day in the Life of the Legislative Assembly”
 -      Script:
        http://www.gov.mb.ca/legislature/info/classroom_a_day_in_the_life_of_the_hous
        e_scripts.pdf
 -      Video: www.gov.mb.ca/legislature/info/legvideo.wmv




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Applying Strategy:

   The students use the “If I Were an MLA” Worksheet and use the information learned
   to demonstrate new knowledge.


Assessment Strategy:

   Students complete an exit slip. Three new things I learned about Manitoba
   Legislative Assembly are: 1.
                             2.
                             3.
Note to teachers:

   This lesson plan can be used as a post tour of the Legislative building or as a post
   activity for a virtual tour of the Legislative building. The video introduces the
   Legislative Building and then provides detailed proceedings of the Legislative
   Assembly and the role of MLA’s.

Caution:

   The video that is located at the given website address can take up to 20 or more
   minutes to load. Please download the video prior to class to avoid disappointments.

   Are you going to the
                     Manitoba Legislative Building for a tour
                                      OR
     Do you want to know what a day in the Legislative Assembly looks like?




                                            Or

    Are you going to take a                           of the Manitoba Legislative
                               Building via the internet?

                                      If so, why not


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                       y doing the following anticipation guide.

If you need help, use the glossary pages found at the end of the Anticipation Guide.



Anticipation Guide for the video:
“The Day in the Life of the Legislative Assembly”

Before watching the video, place a “√” in the Agree or Disagree column.
Statement:                                                          Agree    Disagree
   1. The legislative building is a meeting place and office
       building.
   2. The Mayor of Winnipeg has an office in the legislative
       building.
   3. The structure is made out of Tyndale limestone quarried in
       Alberta.
   4. The golden boy is made out of solid gold.
   5. The golden boy faces north.
   6. The golden boy holds out a cross in his right hand.
   7. Inside the Parliament building, the grand staircase has 39
       steps leading to the Rotunda and Legislative Chamber.
   8. Three miniature bison are located at the bottom of the
       Grand Staircase.
   9. The Legislature Chamber is unique to all of Canada since it
       has a horseshoe shaped seating arrangement.
   10. In the Chamber on the left, the opposition party sits.
   11. In the Chamber on the right, the members of government
       sit.
Events that happen inside the Legislative Chamber:
   12. The speaker of the house is elected by the Prime Minister
       of Canada
   13. The assembly meets all year long, 12 months of the year.
   14. The queen determines when the session will start for the


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       year.
   15. The session for the year start with a Budget Address from a
       member of government

For the next set of statements, choose the best possible choice. First attempt the answers on
your own, then use the provided definition sheets to help make the best choice.
   16. Order Paper is
           a. The amount of paper that the session will need that day to conduct business
           b. An agenda for the day’s session
           c. A paper that allows Members of Parliament to request business


   17. Speakers Parade is
           a. A parade of all the members walking around the Chamber before they sit down
           b. A parade of a group of people to liven up the session
           c. When the Mace is brought in by the Sergeant-of-Arms to begin the day’s session


   18. Petitions is
           a. Lists of names
           b. Business having to do with animals or pets
           c. A request from a number of people asking action to be taken on a matter


   19. Committee Reports
           a. Report card given out to different committees
           b. Reports given by committee members that were given to them as a job
           c. Reporters that work for groups of people


   20. Ministerial Statements
           a. A short announcement or statement of government policy
           b. When a minister from a church gives a report
           c. Policy that is written for ministers


   21. Tabling of Reports
           a. When reports get stacked together


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       b. The table where reports are kept for the next day’s agenda
       c. Reports that are presented for information or discussion




22. Introduction of bills
       a. When Members of Government let the Speaker of the House know how much
           money they have spent
       b. A process where money handling is discussed
       c. The first step in the passage of a law


23. Oral question period
       a. 40 minutes where the Governing party is asked questions
       b. The time when anyone in the Chamber has a question
       c. A time out when Members of Parliament meet in small groups and can ask
           questions to each other so matter are clarified


24. Independent Members
       a. These are Members that do not have a party
       b. These are Members who have left their party
       c. These are Members who have 4 or less elected seats of a political party


25. Members Statement
       a. When up to 5 Members for that day can talk about any matter for 2 minutes
       b. When all Members of Parliament say one statement on the matter discussed
       c. When half of the Members of Parliament are able to close the session with one
           statement from any issue discussed that day
26. Grievances
       a. A time when apologies can be made to the other parties for their Member’s
           behavior
       b. When a Member of Parliament can talk up to 15 minutes on any subject of
           concern
       c. All reports are heard of grieving Members



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       27. Orders of the Day
               a. When Members of Parliament can order in their supper
               b. When the Members of Government can give out orders to the rest of the
                   Members of Parliament
               c. When legislation is debated and looked at carefully through questions


       28. Private Members Business
               a. When the parties meet privately to discuss business
               b. When an outside person (non-governmental) attends the parliament session and
                   brings up an issue
               c. When Members may introduce and debate items other than Government motions


       29. What do Clerks do?
               a. they are assigned to a Member of Parliament and do all of their paper work
               b. They keep the Chamber clean
               c. They are advisor on the procedures of the House


       30. What is the Reading room?
               a. A place where Members of Parliament can go to take a break
               b. A room where anyone can read and have a coffee
               c. A room where the public can read legislative documents that they are interested
                   in



After completing the 30 statements, watch the video, “The Day in the Life of the Legislative
   Assembly” found at: http://www.gov.mb.ca/legislature/info/index.html
Change your anticipation responses to the correct answers as you view the video. How well did you
   do?
For another virtual tour go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amoG_x3pEec
For help on legislative terms go to:
   http://www.gov.mb.ca/legislature/info/factsheets/fact3.pdf




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   Write a “dear diary or dear Journal” entry explaining what your day looked like.
    Explain 2 frustrations and 2 celebrations you had.

   You a reporter for a newspaper and you just interviewed your local MLA. You
    write an article that explains a typical day for an MLA while attending a Session

   Draw a comic strip of 8-12 pictures including speech balloons of what a Session
    would look like showing the order of the Agenda

   Write a letter to your MLA. Include terms you have learned. Encourage them for
    the job they do and/or include a concern you have regarding your area




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Answer Key


Statement:                                                            Agree   Disagree
   1. The legislative building is a meeting place and office          √
       building.
   2. The Mayor of Winnipeg has an office in the legislative                  √
       building. No, only offices of provincial government
       members, opposition members, and the Lieutenant
       Governor                                                               √
   3. The structure is made out of Tyndale limestone quarried in
       Alberta. Quarried in Manitoba                                          √
   4. The golden boy is made out of solid gold. ….. no bronze         √
   5. The golden boy faces north.                                             √
   6. The golden boy holds out a cross in his right hand. torch       √
   7. Inside the Parliament building, the grand staircase has 39
       steps leading to the Rotunda and Legislative Chamber.                  √
   8. Three miniature bison are located at the bottom of the
       Grand Staircase. Two larger than life bison                    √
   9. The Legislature Chamber is unique to all of Canada since it
       has a horseshoe shaped seating arrangement.                            √
   10. In the Chamber on the left, the opposition party sits. Right
       side                                                                   √
   11. In the Chamber on the right, the members of government
       sit. Left side
Events that happen inside the Legislative Chamber:                            √
   12. The speaker of the house is elected by the Prime Minister
       of Canada no, members of the Assembly                                  √
   13. The assembly meets all year long, 12 months of the year.
       Only from Feb to June and Sept to Dec                                  √
   14. The queen determines when the session will start for the
       year. No the Government decides.                               √
   15. The session for the year start with a Budget Address from a
       member of government

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For the next set of statements, choose the best possible choice. First attempt the answers on
your own, then use the provided definition sheets to help make the best choice.
   16. Order Paper is b. An agenda for the day’s session
   17. Speakers Parade is c. When the Mace is brought in by the Sergeant-of-Arms to
       begin the day’s session
   18. Petition is c. A request from a number of people asking action to be taken on a
       matter
   19. Committee Reports: b. Reports given by committee members that were given to
       them as a job
   20. Ministerial Statements a. A short announcement or statement of government policy
   21. Tabling of Reports c. Reports that are presented for information or discussion
   22. Introduction of bills c. The first step in the passage of a law
   23. Oral question period a. 40 minutes where the government party is asked questions
   24. Independent Members c. These are members who have 4 or less elected seats of a
       political party
   25. Members Statement a. When up to 5 members for that day can talk about any
       matter for 2 minutes
   26. Grievances b. When a member of parliament can talk up to 15 minutes on any
       subject of concern
   27. Orders of the Day a. When legislation is debated and looked at carefully through
       questions
   28. Private Members Business a. When Members may introduce and debate items
       other than Government motions
   29. What do Clerks do? c. They are advisor on the procedures of the House
   30. What is the Reading room? c. A room where the public and read legislative
       documents that they are interested in




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