Fundamental Freedoms - The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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Canadian Charter education

FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS interactive was designed with the input of teachers across Canada. Educational experts worked to ensure the Teacher Guides are linked to curriculum across the country.

On this page you will find downloadable Teacher Guides (in French and English) for teaching the Charter of Rights to your students. The first one - Charter Overview - covers the Charter in general terms and in its entirety. It is targeted to high school level instruction, but will stimulate discussion of rights and freedoms among other groups as well.

Also on this page and throughout the site, instructors will find downloadable Teacher Guides related to each section of the Charter. Many of the exercises in the Teacher Guides are linked to audio and video materials in this Web site, as well as the FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS documentary available on DVD and now online. The DVD/Documentary scripts available elsewhere in this section are also excellent tools for teaching the Charter.

Watch the documentary Fundamental Freedoms Online and On Demand!
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The Teacher Guides were prepared by education specialists, including Nick Brune, a Governor General's Award recipient for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History.

For an extensive list of resources related to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and human rights, refer to the RESOURCES section of this Web site (see top and bottom menus).