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.