5/6 SOCIAL STUDIES

LGBTQ Rights

 
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Rationale

This lesson will explore the history of LGBTQ rights in Canada and make comparisons to other countries around the world. It will highlight that systems of government vary in their level of respect for human rights and freedoms. 

 

Curriculum References

SOCIAL STUDIES, 5

  • Big Ideas: Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.
  • Curricular Competencies: Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to — ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Content: Human rights and responses to discrimination in Canadian society
    Sample Topics: LGBTQ Rights and same sex marriage

SOCIAL STUDIES, 6

  • Big Ideas: Systems of government vary in their respect for human rights and freedoms.
  • Curricular Competencies: Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to — ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Content: Global poverty and inequality issues, including class structure and gender