The Next 150 / Les Prochaines 150 Années is a powerful opportunity for thousands of elementary, middle, and secondary students from diverse communities across the country to come together to help shape Canada’s future. Starting Monday, September 18th until November 30th, 2017, your students can join the national Next 150 discussion on WorldVuze to share their vision for the Canada young people want in the next 150 years and as a result create a blueprint to help them and future generations get us there.
As a result, this collective Next 150 vision will be posted publicly by WorldVuze as an infographic and report and shared with the media, Canadian Ministries and decision makers so the voices of Canadian youth will be heard!
Here’s How Your Class Can Join the Next 150 Discussions:
- Sign your class up to WorldVuze (a free and safe K-12 discussion platform)
- Create your teacher account on www.worldvuze.com (we validate all teachers, so make sure to sign-up at least 48 hours before you plan on joining the discussions)
- Create a class for your students to join (you can create as many classes as you need!)
- Give your students the class code (from the class you created) and ask your students to create their own accounts on WorldVuze www.worldvuze.com (by clicking on sign-up, “I’m a student”)
Now your students will have the opportunity to join hundreds of discussions with K-12 students across Canada and around the world in the safe WorldVuze environment!
See here how we make sure WorldVuze is a safe environment for K-12 students and teachers only, from validating all teachers on the platform, to our student privacy measures, profanity filter, and flagging system.
- Join the Next 150 Discussions – Anytime between Monday, September 18th until November 30th 2017
Your students can share their perspectives on WorldVuze on any or all of the Next 150 questions about these 5 important topics:
- Responsible Citizenship
- Canadian Identities
- Rethinking Our Past
- Sustainable Future
- Canada’s Leadership in the World
Have your students log back into WorldVuze (in class or at home) and choose one of the Next 150 discussion topics. There are 4-5 discussion questions under each Next 150 topic for your students to answer. As a teacher, you can keep track of all of your own students’ answers in your teacher Activity feed.
Check out a preview of all of the Next 150 discussion questions in English and French.
More Helpful Classroom Resources and Activities to Deepen the Discussion
Deepen the learning experience for your students in the Next 150 discussions by integrating these Next 150 activities and background resources, available in both English and French.
Share your vision of what you think should be expected of a ‘responsible’ citizen in Canada and what rights they should expect to have in the Next 150 years.
(Discover French-language educational resources, adapted for your class, on Responsible Citizenship and all Next 150 discussion topics on IDÉLLO)
Share your vision of what it should mean for people of all cultures and communities (urban, rural, Indigenous, northern, suburban, Francophone, Anglophone) in Canada to feel they belong and are represented in the next 150.
Rethinking Our Past
Share your vision of whether anything needs to change in the way we learn about Canadian history in school and in the media and the value of learning from the past in the next 150 years.
Share your vision of the kind of changes people and communities in Canada should be making to become more sustainable and what Canada’s contribution as a nation should be towards a more sustainable world in the next 150 years.
Share your vision of what role Canada should take as a leader in the world, Canada’s responsibility to address international challenges, and how Canada should prepare young people to contribute as leaders in the world in the next 150 years.