Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New Video Series - Ready to Launch: Inside the C.I.E.S. Classroom

Sharing ideas and activities we use - the running theme behind our second video series, Ready to Launch: Inside the C.I.E.S. Classroom.  If there is something you're doing in the classroom that you would like to share with your colleagues, its never been easier to do so. It can be as simple as pulling out your phone, recording a few minutes of an activity and then submitting the raw video to your coordinator. Conversely, if you would like someone to come to your class and do the filming on your behalf, all you have to do is ask.  Accompany this with a brief break down of the activity and you're done.  The video and the summary below was submitted by C.I.E.S. Welcome Centre teacher Patricia Sadurska. Enjoy and keep the ideas coming! 

Post Activity- Government Role-Play/Skit
After one week of studying the Canadian government topic, which included learning about the different roles and responsibilities of politicians at all three levels of government (federal, provincial, and municipal) as well as how bills become laws and the process of bill passing, students were given the opportunity to participate in a role-play/skit scenario.  In order to test the students understanding of such roles and the process of passing a bill (both federally and provincially), the students had to act it out with in a real life context.  For example, the Prime minister creates an idea to present to the Cabinet, Cabinet presents the idea to the House of Commons, then the House of Commons votes and it passes to the Senate for the final vote, lastly, the Governor General signs the bill and makes it law.

Split the students into two groups (federal and provincial) Assign roles to each student in both respective groups and make name tag labels, i.e. Prime Minister/Premier, Governor General/Lieutenant Governor, House of Commons, Senate, Cabinet, MLA's, MP's, etc. Groups  create a new bill/law and role-play the process of passing a bill Students introduce their roles (name tag labels are pinned on them) and present their dialogues and presentations to the class.

1 comment:

  1. it was a nice seance !! i enjoyed learning Canada's government with our lovely teacher Patricia <3