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Rural and Urban Governments: What's the Difference?

Compare and contrast urban and rural municipal governments and decide whether or not a growing rural community would benefit from changing to an urban municipal government.

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Specific Outcomes

This critical challenge may address these outcomes:

Specific Outcome - How are representatives chosen to form a local government (i.e., electoral process)? (PADM)
Specific Outcome - What are the responsibilities of local governments (i.e., bylaws, taxes, services)? (PADM)
Specific Outcome - How are local governments structured differently in rural and urban settings? (PADM)
Specific Outcome - What role is played by school boards (i.e., public, separate, Francophone) within local communities? (PADM)
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.2.4 - Students will use examples of events to describe cause and effect and change over time
Specific Outcome 6.S.3.1 - Students will construct and interpret various types of maps (i.e., historical, physical, political maps) to broaden understanding of topics being studied
Specific Outcome 6.S.3.2 - Students will use geographic tools, including software, that assist in preparing graphs and maps
Specific Outcome 6.S.3.3 - Students will use cardinal and intermediate directions to locate places on maps and globes
Specific Outcome 6.S.3.4 - Students will use scales to determine the distance between places on maps and globes
Specific Outcome 6.S.4.2 - Students will consider multiple perspectives when dealing with issues, decisions making and problems solving
Specific Outcome 6.S.5.2 - Students will work collaboratively with others to achieve a common goal
Specific Outcome 6.S.7.11 - Students will reflect on and describe the processes involved in completing a project
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.8.3 - 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 to understand their perspectives
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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