Municipal Government for Students, Grade 6

The Alberta Grade 6 Social Studies program of studies focuses on citizenship, identity and democratic processes of decision-making within our society. Students explore ways to participate in democratic processes, be involved in their communities and develop beliefs, values and attitudes that empower them to effect change. The topic of local government is a natural place for students to investigate how issues, challenges and decisions are dealt with in communities.

The Building Communities Through Local Government resources provide opportunities for students to explore local government in the context of their own and other communities. The resources support General Outcome 6.1 of the Alberta Social Studies program of studies. They are based on a fundamental assumption that students should be involved in decision-making and encouraged to consider ways that they can be active, participatory and engaged citizens.

Click on the links below or on the links in the left hand navigation for more details about this program.

Schools, principal, teachers: to request a printed copy of the Grade 6 social studies resource entitled: Building Communities Through Local Government: A Resource for Teaching and Learning About Municipal Governments, please contact Alberta Municipal Affairs at the address below:

Municipal Sustainability Unit

Municipal Services and Legislation Division
Alberta Municipal Affairs
17th Floor Commerce Place
10155 – 102 Street Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4L4
Phone: 780-427-2225, dial 310-0000 for toll-free connection in Alberta

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