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Sticks and Stones: Symbolism in the Alberta Legislature

Determine the three most powerful symbols of democracy in the Alberta Legislature.

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Specific Outcomes

This critical challenge may address these outcomes:

Specific Outcome - Students will recognize the influence of historical events and legislation on democratic decision making in Canada (TCC, PADM)
Specific Outcome - Students will value citizens’ participation in a democratic society (C)
Specific Outcome - What is democracy (i.e., justice, equity, freedoms, representation)? (C, PADM)
Specific Outcome - What are the similarities and differences between direct and representative democracy? (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.4.1 - Students will propose and apply new ideas, strategies and options to contribute to decision making and problem solving, supported with facts and reasons
Specific Outcome 6.S.4.3  - Students will collaborate with others to devise strategies for dealing with problems and issues
Specific Outcome 6.S.5.1  - Students will demonstrate the skills of compromise in order 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.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.9.5 - Students will use selected presentation tools to demonstrate connections among various pieces of information
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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