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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: Mens Rea / Actus Reus

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. Generally speaking, […]

A Brief History of the Justice of the Peace Bench

The office of Justice of the Peace was transplanted from England to Canada in 1763 as a result of the Royal Proclamation of 1763, which decreed that the law of England, both civil and criminal, was to be imposed upon all the territory of what subsequently became Canada. The Association of Justices of the Peace […]

Equality – The Heart of a Just Society DVD

Let your students hear the Honourable Joe Clark, Svend Robinson, former Supreme Court of Canada judges and academics reflect on Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The OJEN Equality DVD is designed for use in Grade 10 Civics, and Grade 11 and 12 Law classes. Ten edited video clips and lesson […]

Justice and the Media

This OJEN resource has been developed to provide a foundation for students’ understanding of the relationship between the media and the justice system and to develop critical thinking skills to consider issues of accessibility to the courts and confidence in media reporting. Developed in partnership with the Ministry of the Attorney General, it includes four […]

Values of the Justice System – Grade 10 Civics Curriculum Resource

The resource was developed in 2005 by a team of teachers, and is based on discussions with Ontario’s then Chief Justices who identified key values underlying our justice system. The material is intended to assist in stimulating discussion, debate, criticism, study and analysis of principles underlying our legal system, recognizing that the teacher is entitled to use […]

OJEN on the Air – the Law and Radio Project

This resource lays out all the steps required to facilitate the OJEN on the Air – the Law and Radio project. In this project, youth participants collaborate with legal expert(s) to create a short radio segment about a pressing youth identified legal issue. The radio segment will subsequently be aired on a local radio station. […]

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