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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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In Brief: Legal Philosophy

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. This resource […]

In Brief: Common Law and Civil Law

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. Different legal […]

In Brief: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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. People in […]

Landmark Case: School Searches and Privacy – R. v. M. (M.R.)

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. This is a leading case from the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) dealing with search and seizure in Canadian schools. A vice-principal at a high school in Nova […]

Landlord and Tenant Board Mock Hearing Role Preparation Package

This resource outlines the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) hearing process and includes a time chart, hearing etiquette and protocol and preparation guidelines for students playing the roles of representatives and board members. This resource can be used to prepare students for an LTB mock trial or as a handout to provide an overview of […]

International Criminal Law Mock Trial Role Preparation Package

This resource provides background information on the International Criminal Court (ICC), and includes a time chart, courtroom etiquette and preparation guidelines for students playing the roles of the prosecution, defence and victim’s lawyers, UN observer, judge, registrar, court services officer and members of the press. This resource can be used to prepare students for an […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: Freeman Fracas v. The Central Regional School Board

This resource, originally from the OJEN Spring 2009 Charter Challenge, deals with students’ right to post information about their teachers on social media websites. Freeman Fracas, a grade 12 student,posted statements and pictures on his personal Facebook page that were deemed offensive and insulting to a teacher. The school principal suspended Mr. Fracas for 7 […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: R. v. J. Intolerant

This resource, originally from OJEN’s 2006 Charter Challenge, deals with hate speech and freedom of expression. Mr. Joseph Intolerant sent a derogatory e-mail about a group of new immigrants to his friend, a member of a white supremacist group, who subsequently posted the e-mail on the group’s website. The e-mail was viewed by the RCMP […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: R. v. Antonio Provolone

This resource, originally from the OJEN Fall 2009 Charter Challenge, deals with access to legal counsel. Mr. Antonio Provolone does not have legal counsel to proceed to trial on a number of criminal charges, including robbery. His original lawyer withdrew from his case due to illness, and Mr. Provolone has been unable to find a […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: R. v. Khan

This resource, originally from the OJEN Spring 2011 Charter Challenge, deals with the extraterritorial application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Mr. Raheem Khan was questioned by the Afghan Border Police under the direction of RCMP officers who were interested in obtaining information relating to an ongoing case against Mr. Khan’s father and […]

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