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Junior/Senior High Lesson Plans

Have students work in small groups. Have groups use classroom, library or Internet sources of information to research and discuss the following questions:

  • Does everyone have the right to vote in elections?

  • What are the restrictions on voters?

  • What would it feel like to be excluded from voting?

  • What restrictions do you think there would be, if any, on voting?

  • What groups were excluded from voting in Canada's past?

  • When did some of these groups obtain the right to vote?

Provide students with the Timeline student resource to provide them with additional information. Ask each group to use the Setting the stage student resource to record their responses to the questions. Students can be asked to record sentences and any illustrations they found using the storyboard format of this student resource.

Ask students to think about the kinds of things that can be learned from historical sources of information. Have them add information on using different types of sources to their How I Use Sources student resource.

Ask students to consider what they might like to find out about the right to vote and how it was obtained for women in the early 1900s. Work with the students to create a list of inquiry questions. Students can use the For my inquiry student resource to record their questions.

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