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Use the links below to help you with the activities presented in The Canadian State.

Canadian Government

Activity: Have a Party!

"Publications for Teachers." Elections Canada.
www.elections.ca/pub_02_e.asp?section=pub&lang=e&textonly=false
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Activity: Polling Canadians

Public Opinion Polling in Canada. Library of Parliament.
www.parl.gc.ca/information/library/PRBpubs/bp371-e.htm
(accessed June 13, 2010).

"Teacher's Kits." Statistics Canada.
www.statcan.ca/english/kits/kits.htm
(accessed June 13, 2010).


Canadian Democracy

Activity: Writing a Political Speech

Hutson, Stu. "Algorithm Detects Canadian Politicians' Spin." New Scientist.
www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn8615
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Analyzing Rhetoric. DiploFoundation.
www.diplomacy.edu/Language/Rhetoric/analysing.htm
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Activity: Protecting the Vote

Ladner, Kiera L. "The Alienation of Nation: Understanding Aboriginal Electoral Participation." Electoral Insight. Elections Canada.
www.elections.ca/eca/eim/article_search/article.asp?id=24&lang=e&frmPageSize=5&textonly=false
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Prince, Michael J. "Persons with Disabilities and Canada's Electoral Systems: Gradually Advancing the Democratic Right to Vote." Electoral Insight. Elections Canada.
www.elections.ca/eca/eim/article_search/article.asp?id=15&lang=e&frmPageSize=5&textonly=false
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Turcotte, André. "Different Strokes: Why Young Canadians Don't Vote." Electoral Insight. Elections Canada.
www.elections.ca/eca/eim/article_search/article.asp?id=123&ang=e&frmPageSize=5&textonly=false
(accessed June 13, 2010).


Canadian Identities

Activity: True Patriot Love

"Across Canada." Ceremonial and Canadian Symbols Promotion. Canadian Heritage.
www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/ceem-cced/atc-ac/index-eng.cfm
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Baker, Chris and Jack Jedwab."Patriotism and Canadian Identity." Association of Canadian Studies.
www.acs-aec.ca/oldsite/Polls/Poll40.pdf [PDF 36 KB]
(accessed June 13, 2010).

"Canadian Diversity: Respecting our Differences." Multiculturalism. Canadian Heritage.
www.cic.gc.ca/english/multiculturalism/index.asp
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Manning, Erin. "I AM CANADIAN: Identity, Territory, and the Canadian National Landscape." UBC International.
www.ubcinternational.ubc.ca/downloads/Canadian.pdf [PDF 470 KB]
(accessed June 13, 2010).

"The Symbols of Canada." Ceremonial and Canadian Symbols Promotion. Canadian Heritage.
www.pch.gc.ca/progs/cpsc-ccsp/sc-cs/index_e.cfm
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Activity: Calling Dr. Spin Doctor

Hutson, Stu. "Algorithm Detects Canadian Politicians' Spin." New Scientist.
www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn8615
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Rank, Prof. Hugh. "How to Analyze Political Rhetoric." Persuasion Analysis.
http://webserve.govst.edu/pa/Political/politicalrhetoric.htm
(accessed June 13, 2010).


Canadian Law

Activity: Law of the Land

Achtenberg, Melanie. "Understanding Restorative Justice Practice Within the Aboriginal Context." Correctional Service Canada.
www.csc-scc.gc.ca/text/pblct/forum/e121/e121j-eng.shtml
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Human Rights in Canada: A Historical Perspective. Canadian Human Rights Commission.
www.chrc-ccdp.ca/en/index.asp
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Justice and the Law in Canada. Department of Justice Canada.
www.justice.gc.ca/en/jl/index.html
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Activity: Fundamental Freedoms

Canada's System of Justice -- Rights and Freedoms in Canada. Department of Justice Canada.
www.justice.gc.ca/eng/dept-min/pub/just/06.html
(accessed June 13, 2010).

"Charting the Future: Canada's New Constitution." CBC Archives.
http://archives.cbc.ca/politics/constitution/topics/1092/
(accessed March 22, 2009).

Constitution Acts 1867 to 1982. Department of Justice Canada.
http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/const/index.html
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Human Rights in Canada: A Historical Perspective. Canadian Human Rights Commission.
www.chrc-ccdp.ca/en/index.asp
(accessed June 13, 2010).


Canadian Globe

Activity: True North Strong and Free

Canada and the World: A History. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
www.international.gc.ca/department/history/canada-en.asp
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Canada in the World: Canadian International Policy. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
http://geo.international.gc.ca/cip-pic/about/featureissues-en.asp
(accessed June 13, 2010).

"Canada Likely to Lose "Some" Sovereignty in Updated NORAD." CBC News.
www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2002/01/28/norad020128.html
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Schmitz, Gerald. "Emerging Powers in the Global System: Challenges for Canada." Library of Parliament.
www2.parl.gc.ca/content/lop/researchpublications/prb0570-e.htm
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Activity: Money Doesn't Grow On Trees!

Bergevin, Philippe. "Energy Resources: Boon or Curse for the Canadian Economy?" Library of Parliament.
www2.parl.gc.ca/content/lop/researchpublications/prb0586-e.htm
(accessed June 13, 2010).

Canadian Economy Online. Government of Canada.
http://cansim2.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-win/cnsmcgi.pgm?Lang=E&SP_Action=Theme&SP_ID=3764&SP_Mode=2
(accessed June 13, 2010).