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Unit 1 Empowerment
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
What are some of our rights and freedoms? pg. 6 • Rights? Freedoms?
Personal Empowerment • Comes from having the ability to do something about your needs, wants, opinions, beliefs and feelings.
What are 7 ways that you can become personally empowered? • 1. • 2. • 3. • 4. • 5. • 6. • 7.
5 Types of Empowerment • 1. Economic Empowerment • 2. Political Empowerment • 3. Cultural Empowerment • 4. Societal Empowerment • 5. National Empowerment
Economic Empowerment • This type of empowerment comes from having enough money to buy what you need: food, shelter, clothing.
Economic Empowerment What do you spend money that makes you feel you are in control? 1. 2. 3. 4.
Political Empowerment • Comes from having a say in how things are organized and how decisions are made. Ex; Vote in election.
Cultural Empowerment • Comes from being free to practice your culture no matter how large or small a group your culture is in society.
Societal Empowerment • Comes from all members of society being treated fairly and equally.
National Empowerment • Comes from a nation having the power to make decisions for itself.