Welcome to the final day of 5 Days of Canadian Social Studies! Civics is generally the study of citizens’ obligations and privileges, as well as the country’s politics and government. High school civics is an important part of social studies. Don’t let your child graduate without at least a basic understanding of how our government and political system work here in Canada. Here are free, helpful resources!
Free Online Government Resources for High School Civics
The Parliament of Canada website has excellent resources available for teachers and students. Check out “How Parliament Works” and the “Education Home Page” in particular. Download or order free pamphlets and materials all about the senate and the House of Commons.
The Canada Guide to the Senate is also a helpful site. It details the structure of and controversy over the senate, including details and charts.
Teach your child about the electoral process using the Elections Canada website, so they can become informed voters by the time they turn 18. Get free teaching resources and tools to order or instantly download, as well as activities, information, and links.
Visit the Immigration and Citizenship Canada Teachers Corner for games and resources. Your child can visit a virtual museum, take the Citizenship Challenge, and learn about refugees in Canada and more.
Homeschool Curriculum for High School Civics
Homeschool Canadian Civics Complete Course is available in digital and print. This is a Christian curriculum that covers local, provincial, national, and global democratic citizenship and systems of government.
For more social studies ideas, check out day one of 5 Days of Canadian Social Studies for elementary history resources for your homeschool, day two for high school history resources, and day three for elementary geography resources, and day four for high school geography resources.
What are your favourite resources for teaching high school civics? Please let me know in the comments below! And if you’ve used the Canadian Civics Complete Course, please add some stars to review it below.
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Please note: This article has been updated May 2022 for accuracy and comprehensiveness.