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Citizenship and the Right to Vote

After comparing the legal requirements to vote and to drive in Alberta, create a letter to convince Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) to retain, lower or raise the voting age in Alberta.

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This critical challenge may address these outcomes:

Specific Outcome - Students will value citizens’ participation in a democratic society (C)
Specific Outcome - What are the rights and responsibilities of citizens living in a representative democracy? (C, PADM)
Specific Outcome - How does the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protect the individual rights and freedoms of all Canadians? (I, PADM)
Specific Outcome  - How can individuals, groups and associations within a community participate in the
decision-making process regarding current events or issues (i.e., lobbying, petitioning, organizing and attending local meetings and rallies, contacting elected representatives)? (C, PADM)
Specific Outcome 6.S.1.1 - Students will assess significant local and current affairs from a variety of sources, with a focus on examining bias and distinguishing fact from opinion
Specific Outcome 6.S.1.2 - Students will critically evaluate ideas, information and positions
Specific Outcome 6.S.1.3 - Students will re-evaluate personal opinions to broaden understanding of a topic or an issue
Specific Outcome 6.S.1.4 - Students will generate original ideas and strategies in individual and group activities
Specific Outcome 6.S.4.4 - Students will select and use technology to assist in problem solving
Specific Outcome 6.S.4.5 - Students will use data gathered from a variety of electronic sources to address identified problems
Specific Outcome 6.S.4.7 - Students will use graphic organizers, such as mind mapping/webbing, flow charting and outlining, to present connections among ideas and information in a problem-solving environment
Specific Outcome 6.S.6.1 - Students will demonstrate commitment to the well-being of their community by drawing attention to situations of injustice where action is needed
Specific Outcome 6.S.7.3 - Students will use graphs, tables, charts and Venn diagrams to interpret information
Specific Outcome 6.S.7.4 - Students will draw and support conclusions based on information gathered to answer a research question
Specific Outcome 6.S.7.8 - Students will access and retrieve appropriate information from the Internet, using a specific search path or from given uniform resource locations (URLs)
Specific Outcome 6.S.8.1 - Students will express opinions and present perspectives and information in a variety of forms such as oral or written presentations, speeches or debates
Specific Outcome 6.S.8.2 - Students will express reasons for their ideas and opinions, in oral or written form
Specific Outcome 6.S.8.3 - Students will use skills of informal debate to persuasively express differing viewpoints regarding an issue
Specific Outcome 6.S.8.4 - Students will respond appropriately to comments and questions, using language respectful of human diversity
Specific Outcome 6.S.8.5 - Students will listen to others in order to understand their perspectives
Specific Outcome 6.S.8.6 - Students will organize information gathered from the Internet, or an electronic source, selecting and recording the data in logical files or categories
Specific Outcome 6.S.9.2 - Students will examine and assess diverse perspectives regarding an issue presented in the media
Specific Outcome 6.S.9.3 - Students will analyze significant current affairs
Specific Outcome 6.S.9.4 - Students will identify and distinguish points of view expressed in electronic sources on a particular topic
C Citizenship
ER Economics and Resources
CC Culture and Community
I Identity
LPP The Land: Places and People
GC Global Connections
TCC Time, Continuity and Change
PADM Power, Authority, and Decision Making
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