In my experience with teaching the Charter, a great way to connect the priorities of fifteen-year-olds with the values of this significant document is by thinking like a teen.
By engaging critically with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, newcomer students develop more than just a broader vocabulary or sharper analysis skills.
The setup almost sounds like a joke: Three politicians walk into a hotel kitchen one evening, and walk out with a deal to make Canada a truly independent nation.
For many newcomers to Canada, their first impression of the First Peoples of Canada often comes in the form of an outdated study guide for the citizenship test.
In Canada, provincial and territorial governments determine who can vote in municipal elections, and they all currently have laws restricting that right to Canadian citizens.