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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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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. 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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

In Brief: Rule of 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. The rule […]

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 Constitution

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. In the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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