Non-Fiction — Review
Canada’s System of Government
edited by Don Wells
Weigl Educational Publishers, 2005
$26.95, 48 pp, ages 10 – 14
Library binding, colour photos, glossary, index
Canada’s System of Government is an overview of the structure of the Canadian political system, how it functions and how it was developed. It discusses cornerstones of our political system such as democracy, representation, citizens’ rights and responsibilities, the checks and balances of parliament and the legal system. Sidebars provide more in-depth treatment of selected issues, profile Canadian individuals who have taken political action and provide historical background. Teachers of grades 5 to 9 will find it a useful tool for teaching the basics of the Canadian government—it could be read aloud and discussed or used as a research resource by individual students. A time line, quiz, suggested sources for further research, glossary and index are included. Five other titles in the “Canadian Government” series are also available.
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