Current Initiative

Joint NTI-GN Curriculum Initiative

Unit 4: Inside an Election

The students will: Role play the campaign process of an election examine and practice the voting process identify key components of NTI’s electoral process

Advance Polls- held prior to the official voting day for NTI elections. This gives voters the opportunity to vote early if they are unable to vote on the official voting day. Ballot- the paper on which the voter marks her/his choice of candidate in an election. Ballot Box- The box into which voters drop their … Continue reading U4 Language development

Glossary of Election Terms

Often people do not exercise their right to vote because they do not understand or know what to expect when they go to vote. By practicing through a mock election, students can gain experience with the process.

Prior to class make a poster of the following terms: Advance Poll, Ballot, Ballot Box, Canadian Elections Act, Election Day, Elections Canada, Electoral District, Electoral System, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Rejected Ballot, Spoiled Ballot, Voters List, Polling Station. Post this in the classroom. As a whole class play a jeopardy game What Is? The teacher calls … Continue reading U4 Opener

Prior to class make a poster of the following terms: Who is…? Candidate, Chief Returning Officer, Deputy Returning Officer, Poll Clerk, Elector, Executive Officers. Using the same format as the opener activity students respond to definitions for people in jeopardy game of Who Is? Hand out Glossary of Election Terms BLM 4.1 and ask students … Continue reading U4 Connector

Choosing a Mascot Tell students that they are participating in a mock election. It is recommended that this exercise conclude on NTI Elections Day, Dec. 8, 2014, with a trip to the community poll for students who are 16 years of age and eligible to vote in NTI Elections. Option 1 In order to have … Continue reading U4 Activity

Content What is Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.? Who is the Chief Returning Officer for NTI Elections? Who is the Deputy Returning Officer for NTI Elections in your community? Who is the Poll Clerk for NTI Elections in your community? When is Election Day for NTI Elections? Collaborative How many members make up the NTI Board of … Continue reading U4 Reflections

Brainstorm qualifications for a Mascot. Have the class brainstorm what they think are the qualifications of a mascot. Analyze the speeches and the campaign rally that were presented. Ask students to consider the strength of the speeches against the qualifications they are looking for in a mascot. Also discuss how effective the various campaign rallies … Continue reading U4 Follow-Up

Poster of Glossary terms Campaign Posters Set up a Polling Station. For this you will need an Elector’s list Class list, and a set of ballots BLM 4.7 and Voter Instructions BLM 4.9 to be posted in the voters book. Each student castes a ballot. The poll clerk opens the ballot box at the end … Continue reading U4 Classroom Reinforcement

All students should be able to get into this activity as a fun and creative exercise.

Student: Continue to add to their learning log. Teacher: Provide descriptive feedback on the student participation in the role play activity.

NTI Elections 2014 - Nunavut Grade 9 Social Studies Teacher’s Guide

NTI Elections 2014 – Nunavut Grade 9 Social Studies Teacher’s Guide