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The Gunpowder Plot 1: Stories from Parliament
KS2-3, HISTORY, VIDEO, LESSON PLAN, ASSEMBLY PLAN
This audio drama re-enacts the story of the Gunpowder Plot with original supporting illustrations.
Do Democracy campaign
KS5, ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP & CAMPAIGNING
A national campaign running during Parliament Week to find the burning issues that young people really care about.
KS3-5, GENERAL ELECTION, CITIZENSHIP
A toolkit containing everything you need to run your own election!
Order a Parliament loan box
KS2-3, CITIZENSHIP, LESSON PLAN
Parliament’s loan box scheme provides key stage 2 and 3 students with the resources and props to bring the work of Parliament to life within the classroom.
Stories from Parliament: Magna Carta
KS2-3, CITIZENSHIP, HISTORY, AUDIO, VIDEO, ASSEMBLY PLAN, LESSON PLAN
Discover the fascinating story of Magna Carta with this video drama and explore the first step in the emergence of Parliament.
The House of Commons chamber in pictures
KS2-4, CITIZENSHIP, PHOTO GALLERY
Images of the House of Commons chamber illustrating how the House of Commons works and its role in the UK’s democracy.
House of Lords chamber in pictures
Take a look at this image slideshow illustrating what the House of Lords chamber is and what goes on inside it.
The State Opening of Parliament in pictures
A slideshow of images showing the tradition of the annual State Opening of Parliament.
Houses of History timeline - all themes
KS2-4, HISTORY, WHITEBOARD RESOURCE, WORKSHEET
This animated timeline explores 50 key British historical events from 1099 to the modern day.
An Introduction to Parliament KS2 video
KS2, CITIZENSHIP, PARLIAMENT AND GOVERNMENT, VIDEO
A short animation introducing Parliament. Can also be viewed in chapters – Parliament’s structure, elections, making laws, your voice.
Political Campaigning timeline - Houses of History
KS2-4, HISTORY, WHITEBOARD, WORKSHEET
This interactive timeline allows students to learn about political campaigning throughout history.
Decentralisation source materials activity
KS5, GOVERNMENT & POLITICS, LESSON PLAN, WORKSHEET
Explore current political debates about decentralisation with your students.
The General Election Explained
KS3-5, GOVERNMENT & POLITICS, CITIZENSHIP, VIDEO
This short film follows the progress of an election campaign right up to polling day and the formation of the coalition government.
An Introduction to Parliament KS3-5 video
KS3-5, CITIZENSHIP, PARLIAMENT AND GOVERNMENT, VIDEO
What is the House of Commons?
KS3-5, CITIZENSHIP, HOUSE OF COMMONS, VIDEO
Animation exploring the House of Commons history, role and membership and how Government is held to account.
DIY laws lesson plans
KS3, CITIZENSHIP, LESSON PLAN
Examine the law-making process with your students through discussion and debate, using these two downloadable lesson plans.
How the General Election works in nearly 60 seconds
KS3-5, AUDIO, VIDEO, CITIZENSHIP
Use this short film as an introduction to how the General Election works.
How Parliament works in nearly 60 seconds
Use this short film as an introduction to how Parliament works.
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