Model Legislature is an opportunity for students to simulate parliamentary debates in the Chamber of Saskatchewan’s historic Legislative Building.
It is an opportunity for students to take the roles of the various Speakers and Members of the Legislative Assembly and debate the issues of the day. Students gain insight into how government operates and how legislation is created.
SEDA has done modern day Model Legislature debates as well as Historic Model Legislature.
For Historic Model Legislature, an era in Saskatchewan’s history is chosen and debates will focus on actual historical bills. Whether it is stepping back to the 1900s, when women’s right to vote was hotly contested or the roaring 20’s when alcohol was outlawed, students debate these topics and take on the roles of the members of the Legislative Assembly, party leaders, cabinet ministers and opposition critics and dress up in period costumes.
While recreating history or simulating the debates in the Legislature, students gain insight into how government operates and how legislation is created. Students develop their skills in public speaking, critical and creative thinking, listening, independent learning, team work, group work, researching and problem solving.