Alberta’s minister of education will be in Red Deer this week.
David Eggen will visit Aspen Heights Elementary School on Wednesday to tour the innovative MicroSociety program.
Kindergarten to Grade 5 students experience math and civics by having jobs, paying taxes, running businesses and holding elections within a mini society at the school.
The goal is to help tomorrow’s leaders develop real-world skills, including financial literacy and civic participation.
Eggen and attending guests will see the program in full action during one of the school’s regular market days.