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1 Unit 1 Empowerment

2 What is empowerment? When people are empowered, they have the ability to make choices and change their world. People have control over their lives and make decisions about important things. Do you know any people living/dead who are/have been empowered?

3 Authority People who are empowered have the authority to make decisions and the power to carry them out. People in authority have the right to make decisions that affect us. Who? 1. 2.

4 The Age of Majority is either 18/19 The law considers you an adult.
You are legally responsible for your actions. Name 3 legal milestones in your life 1. 2. 3.

5 Keywords Authority: gives a person the right to make decisions in a particular situation Empowerment: the feeling of being free to make a change or have choice. Having control over their lives. Constitution: a set of Rules Charter of Rights and Freedom: part of Canada’s constitution that protects human rights

6 A Constitution Is a set of rules that a government must follow.
A special part of the Constitution is the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter applies to everyone and it sets out our most important rights and freedoms.

7 What are some of our rights and freedoms? pg. 6
Rights? Freedoms?

8 Personal Empowerment Comes from having the ability to do something about your needs, wants, opinions, beliefs and feelings.

9 What are 7 ways that you can become personally empowered?
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

10 5 Types of Empowerment 1. Economic Empowerment
2. Political Empowerment 3. Cultural Empowerment 4. Societal Empowerment 5. National Empowerment

11 Economic Empowerment This type of empowerment comes from having enough money to buy what you need: food, shelter, clothing.

12 Political Empowerment
Comes from having a say in how things are organized and how decisions are made. Ex; Vote in election.

13 Cultural Empowerment Comes from being free to practice your culture no matter how large or small a group your culture is in society.

14 Societal Empowerment Comes from all members of society being treated fairly and equally.

15 National Empowerment Comes from a nation having the power to make decisions for itself.

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