Elections Nova Scotia can provide teachers with some hands-on activities, an online, interactive game, games, puzzles, and other activities for young voters of the future, and resources for running student elections. CIVIX also collaborates with Elections Nova Scotia on its Student Vote program:
CIVIX is organizing a Student Vote parallel election for elementary and high schools coinciding with the May provincial election. Students from across the province will learn about government and the electoral process, research the issues, parties and platforms, dialogue with the family and friends, and cast ballots on the official local candidates.
This will be the ninth Student Vote project coordinated in Nova Scotia.
The project is made possible due to financial support received from Elections Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Department of Education & Early Childhood Development.
Educators are invited to register their school and receive free educational materials and election supplies: studentvote.ca/registration
The project website can be accessed at: studentvote.ca/ns2017
Nova Scotia's SpringtideCo has created a series of entertaining and informative videos for all ages.
Here is the English video for parents and teachers. Scroll down this page for the French version of the video.
Elections Nova Scotia has developed a portfolio of activities and publications made available on this website in English and French. The portfolio has a special focus on Nova Scotia's role in the development of democracy in Canada. It contains activities for young Nova Scotians and materials in English and French including a replica newspaper from the mid-19th century, puzzles and quizzes http://electionsnovascotia.ca/learning-resources/history
Elections Nova Scotia now provides a resource package for student election organizers (see note about CIVIX Student Vote above). It includes the following tools to support the student voting experience.
For further information contact Elections Nova Scotia:
phone toll-free: 1-800-565-1504
email: Elections at NovaScotia.ca