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Enrichment activities

By registering for the Voters in Training program, schools and youth organizations will receive a free guide of educational activities. This section presents other activities designed to help prepare for the simulation activity or to stimulate young people’s involvement in their community.

List of enrichment activities

Primary School Component

  • Act Out and Guess! (PDF)
    In the course of this activity, voters in training are asked to find, act out and guess situations that illustrate the fundamentals of the right to vote.
  • Voters' Rights (PDF)
    Over the course of this activity, students will discover that voters have rights. They will try to rank these rights in order of importance.

Secondary Schools Component

  • Opinion and Information (PDF)
    In the course of this activity, the young people will be asked to read journalistic information and opinion pieces and differentiate them by identifying some of their characteristics.
  • Argument Traps (PDF)
    In the course of this activity, voters in training must create a scene involving a questionable argument and have the class guess how these arguments are traps.
  • My Opinion Poll (PDF)
    During this activity, voters in training will be asked to create an opinion poll and go into the field to survey the people around them.

Youth Organizations Component

  • Who Do I Petition? (PDF)
    In the course of this activity, voters in training will become more aware of issues that affect citizens. They will learn to understand their concerns and determine which elected officials they should reach out to so that they are taken into consideration.
  • Mandatory Voting: For ou Against? (PDF)
    In the course of this activity, voters in training are asked to debate the possibility of making voting mandatory.