The content of the lesson plans is meant for high school students who attend official language schools in Canada. The goal of these lesson plans is to present concepts related to constitutional language rights in plain language and to encourage critical thinking. The lesson plans created by the LRSP are a tool that allows students to strengthen their cultural identity by learning about constitutional language rights and that also helps teachers further develop the content of their courses.

Lesson Plans

What are right holders?

Preparation: 15mins

Duration: 120mins


Students first review learned concepts. They then analyse section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and create a conceptual map to explain it. Students recreate the definition of a rights holder under section 23 of the Charter and assess the importance of school for official language minority communities.

Educational Aims: 

  • become familiar with section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
  • acquire and use vocabulary related to language rights (e.g. rights holder, citizen, ConstitutionCharter);
  • develop critical thinking;
  • establish the relationship between language rights and identity.

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