Educational Programs and Products
Videos and Teacher Guides
- The Senate of Canada (video for purchase on Teachers’ Corner)
This 22-minute video gives an overview of the Senate and its role in the parliamentary process.
- Senate video clips (on-line)
and teacher guides (on-line)
The Senate of Canada is committed to being an open and accessible parliamentary institution. We are pleased to offer our educational video in both standard video format and in video formats for persons who are deaf or are hard of hearing -- American Sign Language (ASL) and Quebec Sign Language (LSQ).
These nine video-clips provide an overview of the Senate, its role and its structure. They also briefly explain the work of senators in Canada’s Upper Chamber, in Committees and around the country. Each video-clip is accompanied by a teacher’s lesson guide (high school level).
- Our Country, Our Parliament (on-line)
Our Country, Our Parliament is intended for students of English and French at an intermediate level who may or may not know about democracy or Canada’s parliamentary system of government. Teachers can easily adapt the concepts, topics and vocabulary for use in grades 5–8 social studies units on the parliamentary process or for literary arts units.
- Model Parliament Unit (on-line)
This flexible and adaptable resource will provide you and your class with all of the tools necessary to simulate a day in Canada's Parliament.
- People and Parliament (on-line)
Use this newly revised teaching tool to help familiarize students with the Canadian parliamentary system through the use of daily newspapers.
- Setting the Agenda (on-line)
This newly revised teaching tool will enable your students to experience a typical "day in the life" of a parliamentarian and to understand the daily issues parliamentarians must face when balancing their many duties and activities.
- Teacher Kit (in-print)
This collection of print resources is useful for classroom reference. Selected items from the kit can be requested in class sets.
- Background Resources for Educators (on-line)
Use these resources to research information about the Senate and the House of Commons.
Materials for the Classroom