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.
- For Teachers - Building Communities Through Local Government - A Resource for Teaching and Learning about Municipal Governments
- For Municipal Officials - Building Communities Through Local Government - A Resource for Municipal Officials (PDF, 2.2 MB)
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:
- Alberta Education
- Alberta Education - Curriculum
- Alberta Education - Functional Writing
- Alberta Education - Learn Alberta
- Alberta Community Profiles
- Caledon Institute of Social Policy
www.caledoninst.org/Publications/PDF/603ENG.pdf (PDF, 84 KB)
- City of Calgary
- City of Edmonton
- Municipal Excellence Network -
- Stats Canada
- Student Vote
- Tamarack – Institute for Community Engagement