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a. Present the reasons community members have chosen to run for office or to accept a leadership appointment (e.g., student representative council member; municipal or band council member; Member of the Legislative Assembly; school board member; health board member; community service organization leader).

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b. Describe examples of legislation or policy at a variety of governance levels (federal, provincial, First Nation, or Métis) which were initiated, modified, or rejected as a result of public pressure.

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c. Review the website of a provincial or federal political party, and propose and justify a redesign of the website in order to engage adolescents in political activity.

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d. Investigate the political involvement of community members, including why people choose to vote or not vote, and why people choose to join or not join a political party.

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e. Articulate the reasons a person would get involved in the Canadian political system and the possible actions which might be taken (e.g., lobby Members of Parliament, hold elected members accountable, work for a political party, be informed).

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f. Analyse the obstacles to political involvement (e.g., language, culture, disability, socio-economic status, gender, time constraints, apathy).

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g. Propose avenues for people to individually and collectively influence the Canadian political system (e.g., voting, civil disobedience, participation in political parties, labour organizations, non-governmental organizations).

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h. Speculate about the characteristics of the school or  community environment without the involvement of people in its leadership and decision-making processes (e.g., What if no one runs for student council office; no one participates in SRC planned events; no one runs for local government office; no one belongs to community organizations).

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i. Research and report on the consequences of the non-engagement in the electoral process (e.g., 1932 German election).

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j. Construct an action plan for his or her personal involvement in the Canadian political system.

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