Course outline given to students:

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Civics textbook:

Civics: Participating in a Democratic Society




Chapter 1 - The Beginnings of Democratic Decision Making

1.) Authoritarian VS Democratic governments
2.) Roots of Democratic Citizenship - Babylon, China, Athens, Rome
3.) The Birth of Modern Democratic Citizenship - Magna Carta, English Civil War, American Rev, French Rev

Chapter 2 - Democratic Decision Making in Early Canada

1.) Democratic Values - Rule of Law, Common Good, Majority Rule, Minority Rights
2.) Canada Under French Rule
3.) Canada Under British Rule
4.) Confederation - BNA Act, Constitution, Parliamentary Democracy

Chapter 3 - Decision Making in Canada Today

1.) Canada's Federal System - 3 Branches
2.) Elections & Political Parties
3.) Influencing Government
4.) The Courts & the Law
5.) Canada's Constitution & Citizen's Rights - The Charter

Chapter 4 - Government in a Global Society

1.) Canada vs USA
2.) Nazi Germany
3.) Apartheid in South Africa
4.) The United Nations
5.) Canada's Involvement in the World - NATO, Commonwealth,

Chapter 5 - Democratic Beliefs and Values

1.) Social Safety Net
2.) Respecting Diversity

Chapter 6 - Many Beliefs, Values, and Perspectives

1.) Multiculturalism & Immigration
2.) Aboriginal Peoples Perspective
3.) Quebec Perspective

Chapter 7 - Citizenship in a Global Community

1.) Immigration & Refugees
2.) Resolving International Conflicts - Peacekeeping, enforcing Human Rights Agreements, International Tribunals
3.) A Voice for Citizens - NGOs,
4.) Global Economy - Free Trade, WTO, GMOs
5.) Environment - Biodiversity, Green Economy