Are you old enough?

Duration: 3 period(s)
Suggested level: Elementary Cycle Three
Subject: Culture and Citizenship in Quebec


At 18, a person becomes an adult and has all the responsibilities and freedoms of an adult. However, a person does not get all of this at once. Indeed, from year to year, a young person accumulates freedoms and responsibilities in society. As students spend long hours under your supervision at school, it is essential to explain to them what they can do or what he or she should be responsible for.

This teaching toolkit includes a PowerPoint presentation which has a lot of information in the notes. In these notes, we explain in more detail the information given in the slides, offer avenues for further reflection and provide legal sources. To ensure that the students have properly integrated their new knowledge, the student’s guide offers many activities.

Educational objectives

  • To help students understand their legal rights and responsibilities.
  • To use dialogue to reach consensus.
  • To reflect on ethical issues.


Ethics and Religious Culture (Elementary Cycle 3)

Reflect on ethical questions

  • Indicate what distinguishes an acceptable action from an unacceptable action
  • Explain how actions or attitudes can foster life in society
  • Explain how actions and attitudes can detract from life in society
  • Explain how values or norms guide life in society
  • Name possible connections between a right and a responsibility

Engage in dialogue

Ways to develop a point of view

  • Ways to develop a point of view
  • Use comparisons to highlight similarities and differences among the elements of the subject discussed
  • Use synthesis to provide a coherent summary of the elements of the subject discussed
  • Use explanations to help others know or understand the meaning of the subject discussed

Duration: Three 60-minutes sessions