CLU3M – Unit 1 – Lesson 8: The Role of Interest Groups



100 minutes

Lesson Objective

  • To understand how lobbyists influence the government.

Lesson Outcomes

  • Define lobbyists and their role in law making.
  • Explain how lobbyists influence legislations for their cause.
  • Name some prominent lobby groups in Canada.
  • Analyse the aims and works of a chosen lobby group.

The Lesson


  1. Starter: Three Questions Class Discussion.
  2. What is a Lobby Group? [class discussion].
  3. What is a Lobby Group? [teacher led instruction and note taking].
  4. Task 1. Are Lobby groups always in the best interest of Canadians? Individual Research Activity.
  5. Task 2: Who are these Lobby Groups? Individual Research Activity.
  6. Task 3. Lobbyist Quiz [formative assessment].
  7. Review: Time for TedED [critical thinking exercise].

External Resources

Canadian Encyclopedia

TedEd Critical Thinking Task

GlobalGeek Resources

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