Resources for Local Government Week (Oct 16-22, 2016)
Here are some useful resources for TDSB Teachers to check out:
Always start with search your Virtual Library . Search:
- the catalogue for print or DVD or streamed resources. In addition your school library’s collection you will find materials from Teaching Resources (formerly Medianet) like the DVD titled Let’s learn about local and Provincial/Territorial governments: working for us and the Professional Library book Canadian Government and Citizenship (teacher, student resource).
- e-books. Did you know that tab-vue has a book titled Municipal Government that is part of a series on levels of Canadian governments? This book also appears in the catalogue.
- Links to websites and databases, for example: The Canadian Encyclopedia, Explora (elementary and secondary), Teaching Kids News
Searching Hint: use terms like “local government”; “municipal government”; combine terms like ‘mayor’ and ‘traffic’ or ‘garbage’ or ‘city hall’.
AMCTO. Local Government School Kit For Teachers. [Kit available in French and English]
Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Some examples of what communities and schools can do to celebrate local government:
- Debate a school board trustee on a school issue
- Hold a Mayor for a Day student essay contest
- Host a mock council
- Tour your Town Hall
- Organize a “Lunch and Learn” on local government services
OPSBA. Trustees can take part by visiting Grade 5 Social Studies and Grade 10 Civics students to discuss the important democratic role of school board trustees.
Check it out! Rowan