Minister of Education David Eggen to experience Red Deer school’s MicroSociety

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.



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