Lesson Plan Title : Canadian Citizenship and World Languages

Overview and Purpose: We look at the Canada's Rights and Freedoms. We also look at the various Language spoken in the Maple leaf country.

1. Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

2. How the Canadian Charter was rooted in the past.

3. How the Charter protects Canadians now & the future.


1. To introduce many of the world languages to the students by having them choose one to focus on.

2. To have the students be able to say key words in their chosen Language.

3. To have students know how many people speaking the language they chose are living in Canada.

4. Students will know the Canadian Charter of Rights of Freedoms.

5. Students will know when the Charter began.

6. Students will know how the Charter will protect Canadians.

7. Tap into their own understands of being Canadian.

8. The affect that media has on the understanding of people and places in Canada.

9. To have the students know a few of the countries where their language is spoken.


1. Explain from a personal perspective what it means to be a Canadian citizen.

2. Describe media influences on their perceptions of people and places in Canada.

3.Value Canadian citizenship.

4. Learn the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

5. Learn the history of the Charter of Rights & Freedoms.

6. Learn how the Charter protects Canadians now & then.

7. Enhance communication skills (speaking in different languages to their peers)

8. Enhance knowledge of the diversity of languages in the world.

9. Encourage acceptance of others with various languages.


1. Students will make a PowerPoint presentation of their chosen language. (Therefore they will need a computer).

2. A reading: Taking Part in Our Democracy: Chapter 5

3. Brainstorming Maps



1.Review any prior knowledge of the Canadian Rights & Freedoms.

2.Introduce the Charter of Canadian Rights & Freedoms.

3.Apply the Charter to our daily lives.

4. Examining commercials and shows that demonstrate stereotypical Canadian behaviors.

5. Talk about the number of languages in the world.

6. Explain about how some of the minority languages are overlooked in Canada.

7. Discuss some language issues in Canada.


1. Review, by asking questions to the class.

2. Demonstrate a way to categorize the truth and fiction in the commercials.

Class Practice:

1. Shared reading, we will read as a class and then assigned.

2. Activity, maple leafs writing about one right that we have and improve our lives for the better.

3. Emphasize the important information for PAT's to study.

Independent Practice:

1. Transfer of shared reading to independent reading.

2. Activity, they will think of their own right for their maple leaf.

3. Independent Reading.

4. Have them write letters to new Canadian citizens clearing up the truth about Canadians.

Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction):

1.I will provide an equal opportunity for all students to get involved.

2. If the time exceeds on the activity but if students are engaged we will still proceed on with the activity.

3. Allow ELA students to write letters to Canadian students questioning what they think is true and untrue.

Learning Checkup:

Ask students review questions pertaining to the material we have just learned. Students each prepare a quiz for their peers to be handed out after their presentation with 3 questions pertaining to the material they covered in their presentation.