Printed resources

Free Educational Resource from the Parliament Education Service

Free booklets for students and teachers - download them as PDF files or order hard copies. Details of how to order can be found to the right of this page.

Parliament, laws and you

Ages 7-11
Parliament, Laws and You kS2 Teaching Resource

This illustrated booklet for key stage 2 pupils covers the basics of Parliament and law-making. 

Parliament, laws and you

Notes for Parliament, laws and you

Through the story of Froggypop students will learn:

  • What laws are and how they are made
  • What Parliament is
  • How MPs and Lords are appointed and what they do
  • The role of the Monarch

 Y Senedd, cyfreithiau a chi (PDF PDF 3.48 MB)

 

My Parliamentary Scrap Book

Ages 11-14
KS3 Parliament Teaching Resource

Designed for key stage 3 students, My Parliamentary Scrap Book covers a year in Parliament.

 

My Parliamentary Scrap Book

Notes for My Parliamentary Scrap Book

Key stage 3 students will learn the basics about:

  • Elections and voting (including School Councils)
  • State opening
  • What Parliament is
  • How a law is made
  • MPs and Lords
  • The Suffragettes
  • Debating and campaigning

 Fy Llyfr Lloffion Senneddol (PDF PDF 4.43 MB)

 

The Tower of Power

Ages 14-16

This magazine style booklet for key stage 4 students explains what happens in Parliament.

The Tower of Power

Notes for The Tower of Power

The booklet includes:

  • Elections and voting: types of voting systems and election, voting age, political parties
  • Campaigning and lobbying: ways to get involved in politics and contact politicians
  • The House of Commons, House of Lords and the Queen
  • MPs and Lords: who they are and what they do
  • Overview of Government departments and the Cabinet
  • How laws are made and why we have them

Y Twr Pwer (PDF PDF 3.38 MB)

 

Find Your Way

Ages 16-18
KS5 Parliament Teaching Resource

This reference guide to Parliament is based around the A-level Government and Politics syllabus.

 

Find Your Way

Notes for Find Your Way

It covers:

  • An overview of the history of Parliament
  • The role of democracy and what it is
  • The constitution and the EU
  • The House of Commons and House of Lords
  • Legislation and the law-making process
  • Elections and voting
  • Political parties
  • Pressure groups and lobbying
  • How to get involved with politics and campaigning

Y Senedd Canfod Eich Ffordd (PDF PDF 5.34 MB)

 

Free publications

Key Stage 2 publication: Parliament, Laws and YouOrder Parliament, Laws and You, My Parliamentary Scrapbook, Tower of Power and Find Your Way for your students. The free publications are available in packs of 30.

To order a classroom pack contact:

Edcoms
FREEPOST RR59
Lakeside, Rochester, Kent
ME2 4BR

Tel: 0871 472 3016
Fax: 01634 290 175
Email: requests@edcoms.co.uk

Please allow 10 working days for your order to arrive.