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Wrapping Up Your Parliamentary Unit

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  • Combined section activity handouts: Wrapping Up Your Parliamentary Unit Download the PDF
  • Handout: Speaker's Challenge Download the PDF
  • Handout: Parliament Web Quest Download the PDF
  • Handout: Parliament Bingo Download the PDF
  • Activity 15: Speaker's Challenge

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    Distribute the Speaker's Challenge handout. Direct students to use Our Country, Our Parliament (especially the Glossary) to look up information. If students are struggling to find the answer, direct them to the appropriate page.

    Extend This Activity
    Assign students words from the Glossary so they can create a crossword puzzle, which they can then circulate to the rest of the class. There are a number of crossword puzzle makers available online.

    Activity 16: Parliament Web Quest

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    Explain to students that they are going to use the Internet to explore Parliamentary democracy in Canada. Distribute the web quest cards (there are four) so that each student has a web quest to complete. Explain that most answers can be found in the A-Z Index of the Parliament of Canada website. The first person to answer all of his or her questions wins.

    When everyone has finished, or when the time limit is up, form students into groups organized by quest number. Have the group members correct their answers together and then share them with the rest of the class. Encourage students to be creative in their presentations.

    Note: This is meant as a cumulative exercise and will require students to be of a certain maturity. It is also possible to send individual students home over the weekend to complete a web quest.

    Extend This Activity
    Have students create their own web quests. Using the Parliament of Canada website, have students write five questions. Have students exchange their quests with other students.

    Parliament Web Quest Answer Key

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    Activity 17: Parliament Bingo

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    Print a copy of the online Glossary and cut it into pieces so that there is one word and one definition per piece of paper. Put all the pieces in a container.

    Distribute blank bingo cards. Explain to students that this version of bingo is different from the version they might know. Rather than simply saying letters and numbers, the caller reads definitions of words from the Glossary (for example, instead of saying "Monarch", the caller says "a king or queen of a country"). Have students write down words from the Glossary on their cards. Play the game by reading definitions. Students will need to listen carefully to the each definition as you read it. When one is of a word on their card, students mark off that square.

    Play several rounds of the game, choosing the winning pattern before game play begins (e.g. a line, a full card). Remind students to yell "Bingo!" when they have a bingo!

    As the game progresses, allow students to be the caller as well.

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