Democracy Kit

Elections BC has created a Democracy in a Box Activity Kit to help you explore democracy and voting – past and present – in British Columbia. The kit includes fun activities and resources, including supplies for a mock election, election trivia cards, a map to explore B.C.’s electoral districts, and a timeline to learn about the history of voting rights in B.C. The kit is free and includes everything students and classrooms need to hold a mock election and begin exploring democracy and voting.

Primary and intermediate-level resources:

Secondary and continuing education-level resources:

How do I request a kit?

Email Elections BC at outreach@elections.bc.ca or call 778-974-3311.

The kit and shipping are free.

Who is the kit for?

The kit is designed for students in a classroom setting, but could also be used by community groups, families, or anyone looking to start a conversation about democracy and voting. It includes activities for all ages – from child to adult.

There are two versions of the activity booklet and resource booklet: one is designed for primary and intermediate-level learners (kindergarten to grade 7), while the other is for secondary and continuing education-level learners (grade 8 to adult). For teachers using the kit, the activity booklets identify curricular connections in Social Studies for each activity, including big ideas and curricular competencies.

Do the activities work in an online/remote setting?

Yes! The kit is meant to be used by a group in-person, but some of its activities can be done virtually (like the trivia game). Facilitators can order the kit and host the activities online with their group. Participants can view and print several of the items online, including the activity booklet, resource booklet, trivia cards and historical timeline.

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