CourtsofBC.ca is a website that provides educational information and instructional videos about BC’s Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeal. In the videos Alex, a student interested in learning more about BC’s court system, speaks to three judges about the role and functions of the three courts. In addition to the videos, this resource also features downloadable student handouts and a teacher's guide.
Being an Active Citizen is a resource teaching package for Social Studies grades 7 to 11. This teaching unit introduces students to the fundamentals of law, how the justice system works, and the structure and operation of government. This new curriculum focusses on helping students gain the tools and confidence to be active citizens. This approach is important as it allows students opportunities to engage in active citizenship activities over a number of years and, in doing so, builds their interest and skills.
Youth and the Law features a collection of videos that teach young people about their legal rights and responsibilities in Canada. The videos introduce “K9”, a typical kid who describes a range of typical youth scenarios where legal issues arise. Originally called, “Legal Rights 4 U”, scenarios include topics like: Your Rights in a Car, Don’t Look in My Locker, and The Party.
Youth Against Violence: Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls is designed for passionate and committed individuals who want to take action on ending violence against women and girls — people like YOU. As a part of the Youth Against Violence initiative, it is a key tool for educating and mobilizing youth leaders for violence prevention in their communities.
This multimedia website helps students learn about BC justice issues. Students integrate videos, images and text to create videos that explain their view on a justice issue. Teachers can modify supplied lesson plans to deliver instruction that is customized to meet their needs. Research. Write. Make a Movie. You're in the Director's Chair!
Legal Quest provides high school teachers with all the tools they need to teach the basics of the Canadian justice system, including the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Although originally designed for Grade 5-7, Legal Quest has been used for teaching grade 5 to Law 12. The program includes charts, worksheets, a game, scenarios and mock trials. Topics include The Law and You, Structure of the Legal System and Being in Court.
Legal Journeys gives elementary teachers teaching Grade 5, 6 and 7 the background information necessary to teach the basics of our legal system and expose students to the concepts and principles that underlie it. This unit includes information that helps classes prepare for court watching and performing mock trials.
With the vision of building bridges between the First Nations and Canadian systems of law, First Nations Journeys of Justice honours oral history and teaches concepts and practices of justice from the perspective of First Nations ways of knowing. The program contains modules for grades 1-7.
Choices and Consequences is an intensive program for youth aged 11-14 who are facing school suspension for making poor choices. This program is designed for students who are ready to take responsibility for their behaviour and to acquire important skills for making more pro-social choices.