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Democracy and the Rule of Law ▸

To ensure that democracy works for all of us, we need to understand what democracy is, how democracy works, and how checks and balances keep the powerful in check. Democracy and the Rule of Law begins with the idea of democracy, then scaffolds students into understandings about liberal democratic systems of government and the rule of law.

Direct Democracy: Plebiscites and Referendums ▸

Direct democracy gives voters the power to decide what the law should be. Direct Democracy looks at the origins of direct democracy in ancient Greece, moves students through Saskatchewan’s history with and current legislation governing direct democracy, and closes with critical considerations of the merits and drawbacks of direct democratic rule.

Lord of the Flies: The Novel Study ▸

William Golding's tale of boys stranded on a tropical island has been described as "a compulsory stop of any surveyor of the English novel after the Second World War." Lord of the Flies: The Novel Study uses the Law 30 curriculum as a frame to provoke classroom discussion and critical thought about the ideas of the rule of law and the process of governance.

Subject Law, English
Grades 12
Municipalities Matter ▸

Civic elections happen this fall! Municipalities Matter will help students make sense of local elections and law-making processes.

Subject Social Studies
Grades 8
Our Government Our Election ▸

Designed for senior Social Studies, Our Government, Our Election is a Saskatchewan-specific introduction to government, politics and elections.

Subject Social Studies, Law
Grades 10, 11, 12
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town: The Learning Resource ▸

An exploration of how the law relates to Stephen Leacock’s classic novel.

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