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  1. Unit 1 Empowerment

  2. What is empowerment? • When people are empowered, they have the ability to make choices and change their world. • People have control over their lives and make decisions about important things. • Do you know any people living/dead who are/have been empowered?

  3. Authority • People who are empowered have the authority to make decisions and the power to carry them out. • People in authority have the right to make decisions that affect us. Who? • 1. • 2.

  4. The Age of Majority is either 18/19 • The law considers you an adult. • You are legally responsible for your actions. • Name 3 legal milestones in your life • 1. • 2. • 3.

  5. Keywords Authority: gives a person the right to make decisions in a particular situation Empowerment: the feeling of being free to make a change or have choice. Having control over their lives. Constitution: a set of Rules Charter of Rights and Freedom: part of Canada’s constitution that protects human rights

  6. A Constitution • Is a set of rules that a government must follow. • A special part of the Constitution is the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. • The Charter applies to everyone and it sets out our most important rights and freedoms.

  7. What are some of our rights and freedoms? pg. 6 • Rights? Freedoms?

  8. Personal Empowerment • Comes from having the ability to do something about your needs, wants, opinions, beliefs and feelings.

  9. What are 7 ways that you can become personally empowered? • 1. • 2. • 3. • 4. • 5. • 6. • 7.

  10. 5 Types of Empowerment • 1. Economic Empowerment • 2. Political Empowerment • 3. Cultural Empowerment • 4. Societal Empowerment • 5. National Empowerment

  11. Economic Empowerment • This type of empowerment comes from having enough money to buy what you need: food, shelter, clothing.

  12. Economic Empowerment What do you spend money that makes you feel you are in control? 1. 2. 3. 4.

  13. Political Empowerment • Comes from having a say in how things are organized and how decisions are made. Ex; Vote in election.

  14. Cultural Empowerment • Comes from being free to practice your culture no matter how large or small a group your culture is in society.

  15. Societal Empowerment • Comes from all members of society being treated fairly and equally.

  16. National Empowerment • Comes from a nation having the power to make decisions for itself.