Connecting Kids to their Community
Top Election Issues
A September 12 article appeared in Metro News that shared the top elections issues that Calgarians identified through a series of survey questions. Our goal is to have students identify those issues from the list that interest them the most, dig deep into the issue, and ultimately interact with the candidates vying for the council seat in Calgary's Ward 11, to see where they stand on the issues.
Click here to see the poll results of issues Calgarians are talking about
Ward 11 Candidates
Images borrowed from www.calgaryelectioncandidates.com
Top Left: Jeromy Farkas
Top Right: Janet Eremenko
Middle Left: Keith Simmons
Middle Right: Robert Dickinson
Bottom Left: Linda Johnson
Not a resident of Ward 11? Here's a link to the list of candidates in each of Calgary's 14 electoral wards
For purposes of this assignment, Ward 11 has been chosen because it is the home ward of Connect Charter School.
WHAT WILL STUDENTS LEARN?
Putting the Curriculum into Action
This project offers students a genuine opportunity to bring two of the main components of the Grade 6 Social Studies curriculum to life for students and have them experience what it means to participate in the democratic process.
1. Students will analyze the structure and functions of local governments in Alberta by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:
2. Students will analyze how individuals, groups and associations within a community impact decision making of local and provincial governments by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: