CLU3M – Unit 1 – Lesson 7: Responsibilities and Law Making



100 minutes

Lesson Objective

  • To learn about the structure of the Canadian government and how bills are made.

Lesson Outcomes

  • Define the powers of the federal, provincial and municipal governments.
  • Explain the roles of the executive, legislative and judiciary systems.
  • Explain how a law is passed and bills are made.
  • Create and write a hypothetical bill.

The Lesson


  1. Starter: Classifying Law Worksheet [formative assessment].
  2. Passing a Law [class discussion].
  3. Levels of Government [teacher led instruction and notetaking].
  4. Task 1. Passing a Law [card sort].
  5. Passing a Law [class discussion].
  6. Task 2. If I were a member…
  7. Review: Time for TedED [critical thinking exercise].

Assignment 1.2 | Creating a Bill.

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