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 a two-day orientation session to visit the site, meet the educational programs co-ordinator and begin planning their program week.
The cost of the program is $700 per class. The Legislative Assembly Office will cover class busing fees to the Legislature site. Meals, accommodations or extra transportation costs that might be incurred during the program are not covered.
What We Provide
- Fully equipped classroom
- Computer/Internet access
- 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 programs coordinator is available to meet with you to answer any questions to discuss your needs prior to your visit. Please contact Brooke Stuckey at 780.415.8935 or e-mail SATL@assembly.ab.ca.
Application Deadline: April 19, 2013