Active Citizen: You Can Make a Difference

Hardcover | January 18, 2006

byAngelo Bolotta, Marc Keirstead, Jill Colyer

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Trillium Listed!This dynamic and engaging full colour text explores what it means to be an active citizen within our democratic society. Included are the various levels of government in Canada and political decision-making processes in Canada. Students will learn how to think critically about issues and reactresponsibly to them.

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Trillium Listed!This dynamic and engaging full colour text explores what it means to be an active citizen within our democratic society. Included are the various levels of government in Canada and political decision-making processes in Canada. Students will learn how to think critically about issues and reactresponsibly to them.

Angelo Bolotta is a Consultant with the Toronto Catholic School Board.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.75 × 8 × 0.6 inPublished:January 18, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195424069

ISBN - 13:9780195424065

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IntroductionBeing an Active CitizenMaking the Textbook Work for You1. Community and the Common GoodOpening Activity: The Real SurvivorsCommunity Living Is Not a Spectator SportWhat is Citizenship?People Power: Kristopher's WishIn the News: Teen's letter a perfect lessonYour School: A Society in MiniatureIssue Analysis: Should We Have Separate Schools for Black Students?Am I A Good Citizen?Civics Skills Power: Evaluating Sources, Distinguishing Between Fact and OpinionChapter ReviewCulminating Performance Task: Making A Difference2. How Do Governments in Canada Work?Opening Activity: A Scenario: Beginning Our School DayCanadian Governments: A Reflection of HistoryWhat is the Role of Citizens?Forms of GovernmentWhat are Governments in Canada?Issue Analysis: What Should Be Done to the Senate?People Power: Lincoln AlexanderHow do Citizens Select Their Government?Civics Skills Power: Detecting Bias and Frame of ReferenceThe Election ProcessIssue Analysis: Should the Voting Age Be Lowered?People Power: Nancy La NevePutting Laws into EffectCivics Skills Power: Accessing Reliable ResourcesGovernment ServicesChapter Review3. Canada's Legal SystemOpening Activity: Rolling For JusticeWhat Are My Responsibilities and Rights?What are the Origins of Canadian Law?Criminal SystemGoing to the Source: Charter of Rights and FreedomsIn the News: Restricting Individual Rights: The Arar CaseLegal ProcessIssue Analysis: How Should Bullying Be Dealt With?Civics Skills Power: Preparing a Persuasive ArgumentPeople Power: Roberta JamiesonIn the News: Rights After ReleaseRights for AllCivics Skills Power: Making an Effective PresentationYouth Criminal Justice ActPeople Power: Kim PlewesChapter ReviewCulminating Performance Task: Making a Difference4. Municipal Government and YouOpening Activity: Who Does What?What Is Local Citizenship?In the News: One of Canada's largest youth centres and skateboard parks rolls into NewmarketMunicipal Governments - Making Communities WorkCivics Skills Power: Making Responsible DecisionsPeople Power: Mayor Hazel McCallionIssue Analysis: School Boards and Soft Drink CompaniesHow Can You Make an Impact Locally?People Power: Maren BeestonIn the News: What Are Those White Ribbons All About?Civics Skills Power: Working Collaboratively - Being an Effective Team PlayerChapter Review5. Hear My Voice: Public Issues and Civil ActionOpening Activity: Advocacy Anyone?Public Issues and Compelling ArgumentsCitizens Taking ActionCivics Skills Power: Analysing a Public Policy IssuePeople Power: David and Rob EllisCivics Skills Power: Using Visual Organizers to Think CriticallyThinking Critically About Public Policy IssuesIssue Analysis: Should pit bulls or any other specific breed be banned?Chapter ReviewCulminating Performance Task: Making A Difference6. The Global Citizen TodayOpening Activity: That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles - A Global SimulationEconomic Justice, Power, and WealthGoing to the Source: Anna's StoryPeople Power: Bono (Paul Hewson)Globalization and National GovernmentsIssue Analysis: Is Globalization a Good Thing?Human Rights Around the WorldCivics Skills Power: Developing a Global Perspective - Thinking Globally, Acting LocallyImportance of Global ActionResponsibilities of the Global CommunityCivics Skills Power: Resolving Conflicts: Peacemaker or Peace Breaker?Canada's Place in the Global CommunityPeople Power: Bilaal RajanChapter Review7. Putting It All TogetherOpening Activity: The Great Civil Arm Wrestling TournamentWhat Kinds of World Do You Want to Live in?People Power: David Suzuki's Perfect WorldHow Can I Make a Difference?People Power: Ryan's WellCivics Skills Power: Taking Responsible Civic ActionHow Can We Make a Difference?Issue Analysis: Should Smoking Be Further Restricted?Going to the Source: "Refuse to Be a Target" Web PageIn The News: Ontarians expect lower ratesInformed, Purposeful, and Active CitizenshipChapter ReviewCulminating Performance Task: Making A DifferenceGlossaryIndexCredits