The Legislative Assembly Office's (LAO) School at the Legislature program gives grade 6 teachers from across Alberta the opportunity to move their classroom to the Alberta Legislature for an entire week. Studies of Alberta's system of governance are made fun and easy through first-hand observation and discovery. Students are able to create meaningful connections to the real world through tours, interviews with MLAs, and LAO staff. These experiences can be directly tied to the grade 6 social studies curriculum.
Teachers must attend an orientation session to visit the site, meet the educational programs co-ordinator and begin planning their program week.
There is no cost for the School at the Legislature program. There is no reimbursement for meals, accommodations, or transportation costs that might be incurred during the program.
What We Provide
- Fully equipped classroom
- Extended guided tour of the Legislature Building
- Educational materials
- Contacts for interviews
- Access to the Legislature buildings and grounds
- Opportunity for you and your class to observe the Assembly in action during session
- Support throughout the planning process and during the week from the SATL educational programs co-ordinator
With the assistance of the educational programs co-ordinator and using our site as a catalyst for learning, teachers prepare a week's worth of lessons. Teachers might also consider additional field trips to nearby sites such as City Hall, McKay Avenue school or Canada Place to study the three levels of government.
Sample Interview and Presentation Sessions
The School at the Legislature team is available to answer any questions and discuss your needs prior to your visit. Please e-mail SATL@assembly.ab.ca.
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are closed