Presentation on theme: "Ch 9 Culture and Politics. Ch 9 Culture and Politics pp.123-124 Politics is the way in which we organize ourselves so we can live together in peace and."— Presentation transcript:
Ch 9 Culture and Politics pp.123-124 Politics is the way in which we organize ourselves so we can live together in peace and security. We are governed as a democracy, government by the people. There are 3 different levels of government in Canada – Federal, Provincial, and Municipal.
Ch 9 Culture and Politics p. 125 Government in Canada Answer: What is politics? Democracy? What are the different levels of government in Canada and their responsibilities? List the # of politicians needed to represent Atlantic Canada at each level. How are these members decided upon?
Ch 9 Culture and Politics 127 - 129 Elections - asking all citizens over 18 to vote for their representatives Candidate – person who runs in an election Political party – group formed by people with similar views on public issues
Ch 9 Culture and Politics 127 - 129 Opposition – members of parliament who do not belong to the governing party Bills – new proposed legislation Acts – when bills are passed, they become Acts, or law.
Ch 9 Culture and Politics 127 - 129 Caucus – members of assembly or parliament from the same party Cabinet – selected members from the governing party Ministers – members of the elected party who are selected to cabinet Prime Minister / Premier – leader of elected party
Ch 9 Culture and Politics 127 - 129 Answer: p.127 What is an election? What is a candidate? When are federal and provincial elections held? Why do politicians need to answer to the public for their actions?
Ch 9 Culture and Politics 127 - 129 Answer: p. 128 What are 2 ways to find out what a candidate stands for? What is a political party? What are the main ones in Canada? What does the opposition do? Is this important? What are bills and acts?
Ch 9 Culture and Politics 127 - 129 What does caucus mean? Where does the word come from? What problem may MP’s be faced with within their own party? P. 129 – What is the cabinet? How are the PM or premier selected?
Political Cartoon Assignment Task: Interpret and analyze political cartoons that deal with specific issues. Procedure: Choose a political cartoon and answer the following: 1) What is the story? 2) Is it positive or negative? Explain. 3) What do you feel is the message?
Political Cartoon Assignment Create your own political cartoon: Choose an issue currently in the news. Brainstorm a creative way you could put a humorous spin on the issue. Sketch the scene, and pass in with your answers from the other cartoon. Worth 10 marks.
Your consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website.