Discrimination at School?


Discrimination at School?

Duration: 3 period(s)
Suggested level: Secondary Cycle Two
Subject: Culture and Citizenship in Quebec, English Language Arts, Law


This teaching tool touches on both ethics and religious culture. It lets students explore the themes of justice, tolerance and the accommodation of differences. The activities include lectures, personal reflection exercises, discussions based on two real court cases and a case study done in groups.

Students are led to compare their perceptions, reflect and examine the benchmarks that mark out the practice of reasonable accommodation in Quebec, particularly in the school environment.

Educational objectives

  • To encourage students to reflect on the themes of tolerance and common good
  • To increase students’ knowledge of the Charters and the notion of reasonable accommodation
  • To analyse the concept of discrimination from an ethical and legal perspective

Subjects and subject-specific competencies

  • Ethics and Religious Culture:
    • Competency 1: Tolerance, justice
    • Competency 3: Engaging in dialogue
  • English language arts:
    • Competency 2: Represents her/his literacy in different media


Three classes

Connections with other subjects

  • History of Quebec and Canada (Societal choices in contemporary Quebec)
    • Sociodemographic change and ethnocultural identity

Broad areas of learning

  • Citizenship and Community Life: Promotion of the rules of social conduct and democratic institutions

Cross-curricular competencies

  • Uses information: Puts information to use
  • Solves problems: Analyzes the components of a situational problem
  • Exercises critical judgment: Forms, qualifies and expresses his/her opinion

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