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Lesson Plans for classroom teaching on:

  • Business/Economics

The Origins and Implications of Brexit” (lesson plan here)

Relevant Classes: Grade 11: CPC3O – Politics in Action: Making Change (Units:B: Foundations of Political Engagement;C: Policy, Politics, and Democratic Change); Grade 12: CGW4U/C – World Issues: A Geographic Analysis (Units: B: Spatial Organization: Relationships and Disparities;D: Interaction and Interdependence: Globalization; E: Social Change and Quality of Life)

Additional lesson plan materials: Teacher’s Attachment A Background to Brexit, Teacher’s Attachment B Key Definitions, Handout 1 Campaign Tactics of Vote Leave and Vote Remain, Handout 2 Article Exercise, Handout 3 Legitimacy of Referenda, Handout 4 The Role of Euroscepticism

The Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA): The EU and Canada Trade Deal and the New Age of Trade Agreements (lesson plan here)

Relevant Classes: Grade 11: CIE3M – The Individual and the Economy. Grade 12: CIA4U – Analysing Current Economic Issues; CGW4C – World Issues: A Geographic Analysis; CLN4U – Canadian and International Law; CPW4U – Canadian and International Politics; BBB4M – International Business Fundamentals

Additional lesson plan materials: Teacher’s Guide (Background), Handout 1 Definitions, Handout 2 Video Comparison, Handout for Example Chapter Summary, Handout 3 CETA Explained, Handout 4 Research Assignment

The Common Currency and the Crisis in the Eurozone” (lesson plan here)

Relevant Classes: Grade 12: CIA4U Analysing Current Economic Issues, Grade 12: BBB4U Introduction to International Business

Additional lesson plan materials: Teacher’s Attachment A and Teacher’s Attachment B; Student Handout 1, Student Handout 2, Student Handout 3, Student Handout 4

  • Migration

“Immigration in Canada and in the European Union” (lesson plan here)

Relevant Classes: Grade 12: CGU 4U World Geography: Human Patterns and Interactions

Additional lesson plan materials: Teacher’s Section

“Migration and the Integration of Immigrants in the EU: Challenges Ahead and Consequences for Migrants” (lesson plan and teacher’s section here)

Relevant Classes: Grade 12: CGW 4U Canadian & World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12: CGG 4U World Issues

  • World Issues and Politics

“European, Canadian, and Russian Policy in the Arctic” (lesson plan and teacher’s section here)

Relevant Classes: Grade 12 Canadian and World Politics (CPW4U), Grade 12 Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis (CGW4U), Grade 12 Canadian and International Law (CLN4U)

Additional lesson plan materials: Teacher’s attachment with bibliography, Student Handout A on Climate Change, Student handout B on Approaches, Student Handout C on Arctic Council

“Ukraine, Russia, and the European Union” (lesson plan and teacher’s section here)

Relevant Classes: Grade 12 Canadian and World Politics (CPW4U), Grade 12 Analysing Current Economic Issues (CIA4U), Grade 12 Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis (CGW4U), Grade 12 Canadian and International Law (CLN4U), Grade 11 World History since 1900: Global and Regional Interactions (CHT3O)

Additional lesson plan materials: Student Handout A on Growth of the EU, Student Handout B on Eastern Partnership, Student Handout C on Russian Approach, Student Handout D on Energy Case Study, Student Handout E on Ukraine Crisis

EU Climate Change Policy (lesson plan and teacher’s section here)

Relevant Classes: Grade 12 Canadian and World Politics (CPW4U), Grade 12 Analysing Current Economic Issues (CIA4U), Grade 12 Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis (CGW4U), Grade 12 Canadian and International Law (CLN4U)

Additional lesson plan materials: Student Handout Part 1 on EU Climate Change Policy, Student Handout Part 2 on EU Domestic Policy, Student Handout Part 3 on EU International Climate Change Policy, Student Handout Part 4 on Strategy of EU Member States and Canada

“NATO in Afghanistan – European and Canadian Positions” (lesson plan and teacher’s section here)

Relevant Classes: Grade 12: CPW4U Canadian and World Politics

“Who is allowed into the EU?” (lesson plan here)

Relevant Classes: Grade 12: CGW 4U – Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis

Additional lesson plan materials: Teacher’s Section

“Balancing China’s Economic Rise with Human Rights: European and Canadian Positions” (lesson plan here)

Relevant Classes: Grade 12: CPW 4U – Canadian and World Politics, Grade 12: CIA 4U – Analysing Current Economic Issues, Grade 12: CGW 4U – Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12: CLN 4U – Canadian and International Law

Additional lesson plan materials: Teacher’s Attachment, Student Handout A, Student Handout B, Student Handout C, Student Handout D, Student Handout E, Student Handout F

  • Languages

L’Union Européenne: Un modèle pour l’Amérique du Nord? (lesson plan and teacher’s section here)

Relevant Class:Grade 10 Immersion French: FIF2D

L’Union Européenne: Un modèle pour l’Amérique du Nord? (lesson plan and teacher’s section here)

Relevant Class: Grade 12 Core French: FSF4U (or FSF40)

Unión Europea: Un modelo para Norte América (lesson plan and teacher’s section here)

Relevant Classes: Grade 10/11 Spanish: LWSBD/LWSCU

Die Europäische Union: Ein Modell für Nord Amerika? (lesson plan and teacher’s section here)

Relevant Classes: Grade 10/11 German: LWGBD/LWGCU

L’Unione Europea: Un modello per Nordamerica? (lesson plan and teacher’s section here)

Relevant Class: Italian (not connected to the Ontario curriculum)

Unia Europejska: Model dla Ameryki Północnej? (lesson plan and teacher’s section here)

Relevant Class: Polish (not connected to the Ontario curriculum)

  • Comparing the EU and Canada

The European Union and the Canadian Federation: Can they be compared? (lesson plan and teacher’s section here)

Relevant Class: Grade 10: CHV2O Civics

Additional teaching aids:

Teaching with Prezi Presentations available here (You can click on the Prezi links included to see each presentation)

The Ontario Curriculum for Secondary schools by subject is here.

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