Grades 10 to 12 (Secondary cycles 1, 2 and CÉGEP in Quebec)
Understanding Parliament leads young people to appreciate their roles as citizens, their responsibilities and obligations, their rights and freedoms. Why do we vote? Why do we pay taxes? Why do we obey laws? How do the decisions made in Parliament affect us?
What better way to teach young Canadians about Parliament than to have them participate in a model Parliament simulation? People learn best by doing. By creating a scenario for young people to assume the roles of parliamentarians, we offer them a unique opportunity to understand this fundamental institution.
A number of teaching options are presented to provide for flexibility.