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OJEN Classroom Resources

OJEN has over 200 resources available for use in classrooms, community agencies and justice education programs. All OJEN resources are available for free in English or French. Resources are for general educational use and are not legal advice. Anyone dealing with legal issues should consult a lawyer for confidential, specific legal advice. OJEN retains the copyright over all OJEN resources and materials cannot be modified without prior written permission. There are four ways to search for a resource:

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Landmark Case: Eldridge v. British Columbia (Attorney General)

Each OJEN Landmark Case includes a case summary, classroom discussion questions and worksheets that encourage students to explore both the legal and societal importance of the case. The appellants, Robin Eldridge and John and Linda Warren, are deaf and prefer to communicate through sign language. After a not-for-profit agency stopped providing free medical interpretation in […]

Landmark Case: Dagenais v. Canadian Broadcasting Corp (Freedom of Expression, the Right to a Fair Trial, and the Charter)

Each OJEN Landmark Case includes a case summary, classroom discussion questions and worksheets that encourage students to explore both the legal and societal importance of the case. Following the arrests of the four men, but before the completion of their trials, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and the National Film Board (NFB) attempted to air […]

Landmark Case: Aboriginal Treaty Rights – R. v. Marshall

Each OJEN Landmark Case includes a case summary, classroom discussion questions and worksheets that encourage students to explore both the legal and societal importance of the case. In 1993, Donald Marhsall, Jr., a Mi’kmaq Indian, was arrested and charged with selling eels without a license, fishing without a license and fishing during closed season with […]

In Brief: Collective Bargaining

OJEN In Brief resources are designed to provide high school students with an introduction to basic legal concepts. Each resource includes a short lesson plan for the teacher; a 1-4 page plain language description of the legal topic; and activities that provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the topic. Under Canadian […]

In Focus: Idle No More

OJEN is pleased to present the first in a series of classroom resources designed to support classroom teachers’ integration of legally significant, but complex, current events into their law, civics and other classes. In Focus– Idle No More gives a short introduction to key events and legal and social issues raised by the Idle No […]

Policing & Society

This 8-module resource provides strategies for dealing with a range of ideas, opinions and critiques about various approaches to policing. It includes interactive activities on the responsibilities of the police, police discretion and global policing systems. Students are encouraged to examine controversial aspects of policing, including perceptions of police, racial profiling and police oversight. Students […]

Small Claims Court Mock Hearing Role Preparation Package

This resource outlines the Small Claims Court process and includes a time chart, courtroom etiquette and preparation guidelines for students playing the roles of the plaintiff, defendant, judge, court clerk, court artist and members of the press. This resource can be used to prepare students for Small Claims Court mock hearing or as a handout […]

Small Claims Court Mock Hearing: Santiago v. Castillo (Contract Dispute)

Alex Santiago purchased a used car from his uncle, Enrique Castillo. After signing the bill of sale, Alex discovered a number of problems with the car, including faulty brakes and air conditioning. Alex is now bringing an action in Small Claims Court against his uncle for the cost of repairs. This mock hearing is designed […]

Landmark Case: The Question of Quebec Sovereignty – Reference Re Secession of Quebec

Each OJEN Landmark Case includes a case summary, classroom discussion questions and activities that encourage students to explore both the legal and societal importance of the case. In 1995, the Parti Quebecois held a referendum to determine whether the residents of Quebec wanted to separate from Canada. A narrow majority of voters opposed secession (50.6% to […]

Legal Foundations

OJEN is pleased to present a series of five related handouts designed to provide secondary students with an orientation to law as an academic discipline and a cornerstone of democratic society. Beginning with basic concepts like the rule of law and the nature of constitutionality, these become progressively more sophisticated, as students develop their understanding […]

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