Beat the Buzzer!


Beat the Buzzer!

Duration: 60 min.
Suggested level: Secondary - Cycles 1 and 2
Subject: Culture and Citizenship in Québec, Law, Financial Education, English Language Arts


In this game, teams square off to answer questions about legal issues affecting the lives of 12-to-17-year-olds.

Pedagogical objectives

  • Increase students’ knowledge of the law.
  • Encourage reflection on the origins and fairness of certain laws.
  • Develop skills to identify the legal aspects of a situation.

Subjects and subject-specific competencies

Culture and Citizenship in Québec

Secondary II

Cultural realities and compulsory main concepts: Autonomy and interdependance - Autonomy.

Compulsory specific concepts, and related topics and examples: Self-determination, Freedom of choice.

Secondary IV

Cultural realities and compulsory main concepts: Justice and the law - Justice and Legal and judicial institutions.

Compulsory specific concepts, and related topics and examples: Types of justice, Courts and legal recourse, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Criminal Code and Civil Code.

  • Competency 1: Studies cultural realities:
    • Establishes the scope of the object of study:
      • Calls on relevant concepts.
      • Collects information.

Broad areas of learning

  • Citizenship and Community Life:
    • Promotion of the rules of social conduct and democratic institutions.
    • Adoption of a culture of peace.

Cross-curicular competencies

  • Using information:
    • Putting information to use
  • Solving problems:
    • Analyzing the components of a problem
  • Exercises critical judgment
    • Forming and expressing an opinion while undertanding the opinions of others.

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