CPAC Route 338 is an innovative new resource intended to help young Canadians better understand our democracy and to inspire engagement in the political process.
This bilingual democratic literacy project has two key components. A website (route338.ca) profiles and showcases all of Canada’s 338 federal ridings through photos, fast facts and videos. Website users will gain a new appreciation for the role and work of their representatives and the accountability that goes with serving in public office. The second component is a series of giant floor maps detailing Canada’s 338 ridings, developed in partnership with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. These 8-by-11 metre floor maps will tour schools across the country, providing students with a highly interactive and personalized learning opportunity. The website and giant floor maps are interrelated through a series of 11 curriculum-linked learning activities designed to help teach students from primary to senior levels about the many facets of a democratic society.
The Route 338 website and lesson plans are available at: route338.ca.
Teachers can place requests for the giant floor maps at: education.canadiangeographic.ca.