A CIVIX's Initiative

Teaching Tools

Three lesson plans have been developed to guide teachers through the Student Budget Consultation. The lessons are designed to increase knowledge about Québec government and public finances, encourage political debate and dialogue, foster a sense of civic duty, and develop critical thinking and decision making skills.

These activities are linked to a wide variety of subject areas, including: citizenship education, social studies and government, financial education, economics, current affairs and media literacy.

Using the suggested activities and teaching tools, teachers are encouraged to spend 1 to 3 classes covering the content and participating in the consultation.

Lesson 1: Budget Basics

  • Lesson 1: The basics of the budget [PDF] [Word]
  • Lesson 1: To do more [PDF] [Word]
  • Activity Sheet 1.1: Personal Budget Plan [PDF] [Word]
  • Activity Sheet 1.2: Financial Profiles [PDF] [Word]
  • Activity Sheet 1.3: Expense Cheat Sheet [PDF] [Word]
  • Activity Sheet 1.4: Budget Basics [PDF] [Word]
  • Activity Sheet 1.5: Environmental Issues [PDF] [Word]
  • Video: Introduction to the Quebec Student Budget Consultation [YouTube]
  • Budget Basics videos [BUDGET BASICS]
  • Slide Deck A: The Budget Basics [PPT]
  • Slide Deck B: The Quebec Government’s Expenditures [PPT]
  • Slide Deck C: The Quebec Government’s Revenues [PPT]

Lesson 2: Key Issues

  • Lesson 2: The Key Issues [PDF] [Word]
  • Lesson 2: To do more [PDF] [Word]
  • Activity Sheet 2.1: My Quebec Budget [PDF] [Word]
  • Activity Sheet 2.2: Examining the Issues [PDF] [Word]
  • Slide Deck D: The 2019 Quebec Budget [PPT]
  • Slide Deck E: Interprovincial Comparisons [PPT]
  • Expert Opinions videos [EXPERT OPINIONS]

Lesson 3: Political Perspectives and Budget Priorities

  • Lesson 3: The Perspective of the Parties and their Budget Priorities [PDF] [Word]
  • Lesson 3: To do more [PDF] [Word]
  • Activity Sheet 3.1: Political issues and opinion [PDF] [Word]
  • Slide Deck F: The Political Spectrum [PPT]
  • Party Perspectives videos [PARTY PERSPECTIVES]
  • Student Budget Consultation Survey [SURVEY] [PDF]