Citizenship Education: Curricular Activities


  • Joshua Lim University of Toronto


In Ontario, citizenship education is an important facet of students' overall education. What it means to be a Canadian citizen and what should be taught in citizenship education is of increasing concern in Canada. This paper explores how citizenship education can be expanded into critical global citizenship education using treaty education. Treaty education supports possibilities for reconciliation with First Nations people, which is a concern of civic responsibility. The paper outlines potential learning activities teachers can use to teach Canadian-Indigenous knowledge, perspectives, and history and foster citizenship while adhering to the Ontario Social Studies, History, and Geography curriculum. The paper concludes with professional recommendations for teachers who wish to use the learning activities presented in the paper.





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