Civics and Citizenship Student Book

Paperback | March 19, 2014

byAngelo Bolotta, Chelsea Donaldson, Ian Duncan

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The Student Book feature enduring concepts and timeless understandings, written around an essential question/inquiry-based framework. This comprehensive, yet concise framework ensures the book will remain accessible, relevant, and affordable. Discipline-based thinking concepts are alsointegrated throughout the text.SPECIAL OFFER! Purchase a class set of Civics and Citizenship Student Books and save over $500 on the Civics and Citizenship Investigations Online Student Website School Unlimited-Users License! PROMO CODE REQUIRED: 40000038

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The Student Book feature enduring concepts and timeless understandings, written around an essential question/inquiry-based framework. This comprehensive, yet concise framework ensures the book will remain accessible, relevant, and affordable. Discipline-based thinking concepts are alsointegrated throughout the text.SPECIAL OFFER! Pu...

Authors: Angelo Bolotta - Retired Teacher, Principal and Consultant, Formerly of Toronto Catholic District School Board Chelsea Donaldson - Professional writer and editor Ian Duncan - Garth Webb Secondary School, Halton Disctrict School Board Marc Keirstead - Retired Teacher and Consultant, Formerly of York Catholic District School Boa...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 19, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199007691

ISBN - 13:9780199007691

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The Power of Political ThinkingYou are politicalPolitical perspectivePolitical significanceObjectives and resultsStability and changeEvidenceEthical considerationsEssential Question 1: Want change? What should you do about it?Big Idea: Power and privilege can lead to injusticeBig Idea: Inaction has consequencesBig Idea: Activism can make a differenceBig Idea: In some cases, legal action may not be enoughEssential Question 2: How should we balance individual rights and common good?Big Idea: Everyone has rightsBig Idea: Rights must be respected for the common goodBig Idea: Competing rights must be balancedBig Idea: Citizens need to speak out about rights abuseEssential Question 3: How should our government work?Big Idea: Government should address the needs of its citizensBig Idea: Government structures help us live togetherBig Idea: There are different perspectives on the role of governmentBig Idea: Citizens have the power to choose their governmentEssential Question 4: Is our justice system just?Big Idea: Every Canadian is entitled to fundamental justiceBig Idea: Providing justice requires laws, institutions, and proceduresBig Idea: Ideas about justice changeBig Idea: Justice systems sometimes failEssential Question 5: If you didn't live in Canada, would you want to?Big Idea: Citizenship is about more than where you were bornBig Idea: Citizens in Canada share key democratic beliefs and valuesBig Idea: Ideas about citizenship change over timeBig Idea: Canadians are global citizens