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In Ontario (Canada), government and democracy are required learning for students in Grades 5 and 10. Following the lesson delivery in Grade 5 (part of social studies), these concepts are revisited in Grade 10 (civics half-credit). 

Grade 5 Social Studies Curriculum

Grade 10 Civics Curriculum

 

DISCUSSION QUESTION

What are the concepts that your students have the most difficulty internalizing? 

BONUS QUESTION

What strategies have you used that promote the application of these concepts?

PS: This is not meant to be a discussion about Ontario's Bill 115.

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