Resources

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EDUCATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

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

Cover of "The Wise Owls"The Wise Owls

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

Cover of the Activity BookSenate Activity Book

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

Paper fortune-teller game

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


Recommended for high school, college and university students (ages 14+)

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

Outlines the history and key functions of the Senate.

Photo of Canada's Senators: Strong and Principled Voices CoverCanada’s Senators: Strong and Principled Voices

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

Senate Page Program

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

Photo of How a Bill Becomes a Law coverHow a Bill Becomes a Law

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

Cover of the Activity BookSenate Activity Book

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

 

Photo of The Speaker of the Senate 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.

POP QUIZ CHALLENGE

Hey teachers! Would your students ace the Senate Pop Quiz? We quizzed passersby on Parliament Hill and at the University of Ottawa about their Senate knowledge. Watch the video and then quiz your students with our Kahoot!

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