Grade 11 & 12 - Law Program

Program Overview

Students will participate in a series of engaging activities that relate to key concepts of their curriculum. This 90-minute program consists of three segments: A visit to the Legislative Chamber either watching MPPs debate or an interactive discussion when the House is not sitting; a tour of the Legislative Building; a participatory activity (see below).

Topics covered:

  • The origins of parliament
  • Parliamentary privilege
  • Democracy and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Issues we will ask students to consider:

  • What is representative government versus responsible government?
  • What are the three branches of government?
  • What are some ways to voice your opinions about important civic matters?

Interactive Session

Students will review the significance of various legal documents, such as Orders in Council, Votes and Proceedings, Petitions, and Bills and their role in the legislative process. This program is designed to enhance concepts studied in the classroom and teachers are encouraged to review the legislative process with students prior to their visit.

Visit our Teaching Tools and Lesson Plans section to prepare your students prior to their visit.

Availability: 

Monday to Thursday (when the Legislature is sitting*): 11:30 am to 1:00 pm; 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm; 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday to Friday (when the Legislature is not sitting*): 10:00 am to 11:30 am; 11:30 am to 1:00 pm; 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm; 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

*Consult the Parliamentary Calendar for sitting and non-sitting days; however, due to parliamentary activities, program dates, times and activities are subject to change without notice.

Reservations: 

To book an education program for your school please complete a request a program form. For assistance, call 416-325-0061 or email tourbookings@ola.org