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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.


Where do we find government

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.


Why is it important to study civics

Why is it important to study civics?


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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