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ACTIVITY SHEETS FOR STUDENTS

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Get to know a senator

Students research a senator of their choice.

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How a bill becomes a law

See how a bill moves through Parliament with this animated video and brochure. (Answer key)

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What's in a bill?

Students decipher a genuine bill of their choice.

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How the Senate works

Learn some of the quirks of Senate sittings by exploring the Senate Explained video series. (Answer key)

Write your own Senator’s Statement

Write your own Senator’s Statement

Learn about these three-minute speeches and how to draft one.

The Senate Virtual Tour treasure hunt

The Senate Virtual Tour treasure hunt

Explore the virtual Senate in its original Centre Block home to find three “treasures.” (Answer key)

EDUCATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

Recommended for elementary and middle school students (ages 6–13)

The Wise Owls book coverThe Wise Owls

Helps young students grasp the history and role of the Senate.

Activity Book coverSenate Activity Book

Teaches students in Grade 4 and up about the history and key functions of the Senate through activities.

Paper fortune-teller imagePaper fortune-teller game

Allows students to discover facts about senators and the Senate’s history, art, and architecture.

Colouring sheetsColouring sheets

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+)

Canada's Senate: A Chamber of Thought and Action brochure coverCanada’s Senate:
A Chamber of Thought and Action

Outlines the history and key functions of the Senate.

Canada's Senators: Strong and Principled Voices brochure coverCanada’s Senators:
Strong and Principled Voices

Provides a brief outline of the key functions of the Senate.

Page Program brochure coverSenate Page Program

Provides a brief overview of the Senate Page Program and its application process.

How a Bill Becomes a Law brochure coverHow a Bill Becomes a Law

Briefly outlines each step of the legislative process that a Senate bill undergoes.

Activity Book coverSenate Activity Book

Teaches students up to the age of 16 about the history and key functions of the Senate through activities.

The Red Chamber on Rideau Street brochure coverThe Red Chamber on Rideau Street

Allows students to discover the new temporary home of the Senate on Rideau Street in Ottawa.

EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS

Thumbnail for A Day in the Life SeriesA Day in the Life Series

Get an inside look at the daily lives of various senators.

Thumbnail for the Senate Explained seriesThe Senate Explained Series

Find out more about Senate procedures in under a minute.

Thumbnail of the Senate of Canada BuildingThe Senate of Canada Building

Peek inside the Senate of Canada Building.

Thumbnail for the virtual tour of the Centre BlockVirtual tour of the Senate in Centre Block

Did you miss your opportunity to visit Ottawa and the Senate Chamber in Centre Block before its closure for renovations? Wander the halls of Centre Block in this virtual tour.

ONLINE QUIZZES

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.

 

International Women’s Day

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!

Take the quiz

PAGING ALL UNDERGRADUATES

PAGING ALL UNDERGRADUATES!

Do you want to work for Parliament while you study in the nation’s capital? You could be eligible for the Senate’s Page Program!

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