The History of Local Government

Grade(s): 6

Location: Musée Héritage Museum

Program Delivery: In Person

St. Albert boasts a unique story of local government dating back before Canada was a country. In this class, your students will “elect” a city council (mayor and councillors) before they break into smaller groups to prepare a short presentation about a municipal issue (parks, development, animal control, taxes, garbage pick up, recycling, etc.). Later in the program, they’ll present their municipal issue in a mock council meeting. (subject to availably held in council chambers)



  • Local government
  • Citizen participation
  • Critical thinking and problem solving


Student Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate through democratic processs the relationship between government and citizens
  • Propose and apply for new ideas in their community