GET SCHOOLED ON THE SENATE!
Teach your students about the Senate’s role in Parliament with our ready-to-use activity kits. Interactive quizzes, videos and a virtual tour of the Senate will captivate students’ attention while teachers will appreciate the customizable lesson plans and ample background materials. These kits make it easy for teachers to deliver memorable and engaging lessons about the Red Chamber — download your copy today!
Who are senators and what do they do? Learn about senators’ most important roles and how they represent the interests of Canadians in Parliament. Then develop some Senate skills by proposing a new law and crafting a well-argued opinion piece. Finish the unit with an interactive quiz and a virtual tour of the restored Senate of Canada Building. Download this kit and your students will know more about the Senate than a lot of grown-ups!
Now that your students are Senate experts, let’s dig deeper into one of the most important parts of the institution — its committees. Learn about how senators study proposed laws to improve them and catch mistakes, then follow along on fact-finding missions where senators investigate issues that really matter to Canadians. No wonder committees are known as the Senate’s heart and soul! This kit includes an interactive quiz and fun, thought-provoking activities that will have your students ready to take their place in the Red Chamber.
Recommended for elementary and middle school students (ages 6–13)
Helps young students grasp the history and role of the Senate.
Teaches students in Grade 4 and up about the history and key functions of the Senate through activities.
Allows students to discover facts about senators and the Senate’s history, art, and architecture.
A fun way for young students to explore features in and around the Senate of Canada Building.
Recommended for high school, college and university students (ages 14+)
Outlines the history and key functions of the Senate.
Provides a brief outline of the key functions of the Senate.
Provides a brief overview of the Senate Page Program and its application process.
Briefly outlines each step of the legislative process that a Senate bill undergoes.
Teaches students up to the age of 16 about the history and key functions of the Senate through activities.
Allows students to discover the new temporary home of the Senate on Rideau Street in Ottawa.
Looking for a fun way to introduce your students or group to what the Senate is all about?
Get out your smartphones or computers and play one of our online quizzes using the Kahoot game-based learning platform. Start with the elementary level or jump straight to our high school-level quiz.
Canada’s first female senator was appointed to the Senate 91 years ago this month.
To mark International Women’s Day, take this quiz to test your knowledge of the Upper Chamber, the women who helped shape it and how their legacies are honoured!