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“Where do we find government?”. EVERYWHERE ! At School (e.g. what you study, how long) Stores (e.g. harmonized sales tax) Restaurants (e.g. health regulations) Streets (e.g. bicycle & driving laws) Television (e.g. licensing, programming) Etc, etc, etc.

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where do we find government
“Where do we find government?”

EVERYWHERE!

  • At School (e.g. what you study, how long)
  • Stores (e.g. harmonized sales tax)
  • Restaurants (e.g. health regulations)
  • Streets (e.g. bicycle & driving laws)
  • Television (e.g. licensing, programming)
  • Etc, etc, etc.
there are 3 levels of government
There are 3 levels of government:
  • Municipal(e.g. City of Mississauga)
  • Provincial(e.g. Ontario)
  • Federal(e.g. Canada)
all levels of government provide
All levels of government provide…

essential services

As well as…

  • Order
  • Organization
  • Security
  • Stability
the nature of government is determined by 2 things
The nature of government is determined by 2 things:
  • People(who vote, & who create, maintain & enforce laws)
  • Power(what people give to the government)
being a citizen means
Being a citizenmeans:
  • Havingrights(e.g. fundamental freedoms, legal rights, equality rights, democratic rights)
  • Havingresponsibilities(e.g. to be an informed, purposeful & active citizen)
symbiosis
Symbiosis:

[sim-bahy-oh-sis]

any interdependent or mutually beneficial relationship between two persons, groups, etc.

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As citizens, we have a symbiotic relationship with our government – it protects our rights, and in return, we have responsibilities…
minds on
Minds on…
  • How many rights can you think of?
  • How many responsibilities can you think of?
there are 3 types of citizenship
There are 3 types of citizenship:
  • Informed Citizenship
  • Purposeful Citizenship
  • Active Citizenship
informed citizenship
Informed Citizenship
  • Understand how the government works (its origins, how it operates, its major policies, leaders)
  • Understand your community needs (local, national & global)
purposeful citizenship
Purposeful Citizenship
  • Understand your values, and how these values guide your actions
  • Understand the values of others, and how these values guide others’ actions
active citizenship
Active Citizenship
  • Understand how to participate in the community
  • Demand good government so we receive the kind of government we want
civics
Civics:

The study of citizenship & government with particular attention given to the role of citizens - as opposed to external factors - in the operation & oversight of government.

how to write a supported opinion paragraph
How to Write a Supported Opinion Paragraph

Topic Sentence(1 sentence)

  • State your opinion
  • Outline your 3 main points
  • E.g.: “It is important to study civics because (1), (2) and (3).”

Body(6 - 9 sentences)

  • State at least three (3) reasons that support your opinion
  • Explain how each reason supports your overall opinion

Concluding Sentence(1 sentence)

  • Retate your 3 main points
  • Restate your opinion
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