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The History of Ensuring Equity and Fairness in Canada

Write two textbook captions that relate to the significance of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Treaty of La Grande Paix de Montréal in ensuring equity and fairness in Canada.

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Specific Outcomes

This critical challenge may address these outcomes:

Specific Outcome - Students will value the role of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in protecting individual and collective rights and freedoms (I, PADM)
Specific Outcome - Students will recognize the influence of historical events and legislation on democratic decision making in Canada (TCC, 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 does the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protect collective rights in Canada (i.e., Aboriginal rights, the linguistic rights of official language minorities)? (I, PADM)
Specific Outcome - How did the Treaty of La Grande Paix de Montréal address collective identity and collective rights? (I, PADM, TCC)
Specific Outcome - How do the Treaty of La Grande Paix de Montréal and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms compare in the way that each addresses individual and collective identity and collective rights? (PADM, TCC, I)
Specific Outcome - Why is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms entrenched in the Canadian Constitution? (C, I, PADM)
Specific Outcome 6.S.1.2 - Students will critically evaluate ideas, information and positions
Specific Outcome 6.S.1.4 - Students will generate original ideas and strategies in individual and group activities
Specific Outcome 6.S.2.1 - Students will use primary sources to interpret historical events and issues
Specific Outcome 6.S.4.1 - Students will propose and apply new ideas, strategies and options, supported with facts and reasons, to contribute to decision making and problem solving
Specific Outcome 6.S.4.2 - Students will consider multiple perspectives when dealing with issues, decisions making and problems solving
Specific Outcome 6.S.4.3 - Students will collaborate with others to devise strategies for dealing with problems and issues
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.5.1 - Students will demonstrate the skills of compromise to reach group consensus
Specific Outcome 6.S.5.2 - Students will work collaboratively with others to achieve a common goal
Specific Outcome 6.S.5.3 - Students will record group brainstorming, planning and sharing of ideas by using technology
Specific Outcome 6.S.7.1 - Students will determine reliability of information filtering for point of view and bias
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.7.7 - Students will design and follow a plan, including a schedule, to be used during an inquiry process, and make revisions to the plan, as necessary
Specific Outcome 6.S.7.8 - Students will access and retrieve appropriate information from the Internet by using a specific search path or from given uniform resource locators (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.8.6 - Students will organize information gathered from the Internet, or an electronic source, by selecting and recording the data in logical files or categories
Specific Outcome 6.S.8.7 - Students will communicate effectively through appropriate forms, such as speeches, reports and multimedia presentations, applying information technologies that serve particular audiences and purposes
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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