They helped guide our country. Now they can help you guide your students. Teachers, are you looking for way to bring civics, history, social studies and other subjects to life in your classroom? Here's an easy solution: Invite a former member of Parliament to speak to your class.
Former Senators and MPs have first-hand knowledge about many aspects of our democracy, such as the structure of government and how policy is formed. They can also share their stories and about what it's like to be a member of Parliament-a great topic for career days!
Subjects can be geared to specific age groups and lesson plans. For example, younger students can learn about topics such as Canada's provinces and capitals, the North or other elementary subjects, while older students can discuss issues of the day, participate in mock parliaments or learn about how policy is formed.
Here are just a few topic ideas.
Put a new face on your curriculum!
To request a visit from a former parliamentarian, please complete the form below and then submit. Requests will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. Requests for visits in the Fall (September to December) should be sent no later than September 30; for visits in the Winter (January to March), requests should be sent no later than January 15; and for visits in the Spring (April to June), requests should be sent no later than April 15.