Well, it happened yesterday. The Prime Minister visited the Governor General and asked to have the legislature dissolved. As I write this, the 2019 Election isn’t the lead story on the local newspaper. I hope that I’m not going to be reading an opinion piece about how disengaged the public is when the newspaper didn’t see fit to have it as the lead news story of the day.
Anyway, we’ll be going to the polls on October 21.
In education, it’s also a perfect opportunity to engage students in the election process and, in the larger sense, an understanding of how government works in Canada.
A wonderful opportunity exists for all Canadian schools in Student Vote Canada.
Opportunities and resources abound here. Two sections devoted to elementary and secondary schools feature comprehensive resources for the classroom. These resources include video, PDF, and editable documents in these categories
- The Basics
- Information Literacy
- Federal Elections
There are no shortage of resources and ideas for the classroom.
You also have the opportunity to register your school and have your students engage in the Student Vote itself held the week before the Election. The process doesn’t stop with the Election as there are also activities post Election.
Here’s your call to action today.