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Lesson plans for classroom teaching

Business/Economics

The Origins and Implications of Brexit

Lesson plan here.
Teacher’s attachments and handouts: Teacher’s Attachment A (Background to Brexit), 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.

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)

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

Lesson plan here.
Teacher’s guide and attachments: Teacher’s Guide (Background), Handout 1 Definitions, Handout 2 Video Comparison, Handout for Example Chapter Summary, Handout 3 CETA Explained, Handout 4 Research Assignment

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

The Common Currency and the Crisis in the Eurozone

Lesson plan here.
Teacher’s attachments and handouts: Attachment A (The Euro), Attachment B (Brief history of Eurozone crisis); Handout 1 (Key concepts), Handout 2 (Definitions), Handout 3 (Articles), Handout 4 (Graphs).

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

Global/World Issues and Politics

***NEW*** Canada, the European Union and NATO

Lesson plan and teacher’s guide here.
Teacher attachments and handouts: Handout A: Historical Perspective, Handout B: The EU and European Security, Handout C: The 2% Debate.

Protecting Democracy by Fighting Disinformation: European lessons

Lesson plan and teacher’s guide here. Watch the new podcast here!
Teacher attachments and handouts: Attachment A (brief EU history), Attachment B (Op-Ed), Attachment C (news article), The Backgrounder (journalist news and references), EUvsDisinfo Action Plan.

European, Canadian, and Russian Policy in the Arctic

Lesson plan and teacher’s section here.
Teacher attachments and handouts: Teacher’s attachment Bibliography, Handout A Climate Change, Handout B Approaches, Handout C Arctic Council

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)

Ukraine, Russia, and the European Union

Lesson plan and teacher’s section here.
Additional lesson plan materials: Handout A Growth of the EU, Handout B Eastern Partnership, Handout C Russian Approach, Handout D Energy Case Study, Handout E Ukraine Crisis.

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)

EU Climate Change Policy

Lesson plan and teacher’s section here.
Additional lesson plan materials: Handout Part 1 EU Climate Change Policy, Handout Part 2 EU Domestic Policy, Handout Part 3 EU International Climate Change Policy, Handout Part 4 Strategy of EU Member States and Canada

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)

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 and teacher’s section here.

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

Balancing China’s Economic Rise with Human Rights: European and Canadian Positions

Lesson plan here.
Teacher attachments and handouts: Teacher’s Attachment, Handout A (Key terms and historical context), Handout B (Major economic systems), Handout C (China’s economy), Handout D (Human rights interpretation), Handout E (Human rights issues), Handout F (Human rights and economic power).

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

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

Migration

Immigration in Canada and in the European Union

Lesson plan here and teacher’s Section here.

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

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

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)

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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