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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.
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.
Take an online tour of Parliament
Explore some of Parliament's famous buildings and learn about its work and history of though this series of virtual tours.
Journey to Democracy timeline - Houses of History
KS2-3, HISTORY, WHITEBOARD RESOURCE, WORKSHEET
The United Kingdom's journey to democracy is set out in this interactive Houses of History timeline resource which begins with the 1215 Magna Carta.
Parliament, laws and you: key stage 2 booklet
KS2, CITIZENSHIP, BOOKLET
A colourful booklet that uses the story of the fizzy drink, Froggypop, to show what Parliament does and how laws are made.
An Introduction to Parliament - whiteboard resource
KS2-4, CITIZENSHIP, WHITEBOARD
Use this whiteboard resource as a guide to the House of Commons, House of Lords and monarch, and the difference between Parliament and government.
Votes for Women 1: Stories from Parliament
KS2-3, HISTORY, AUDIO, VIDEO, LESSON PLAN, ASSEMBLY PLAN
This audio drama brings to life the story of the Suffragettes following Lady Constance Lytton as she protests for women’s right to vote.
Portraits: art resource - key stage 2
KS2, ART, VIDEO, LESSON PLAN, WORKSHEET
Two films and supporting lesson plans focusing on two significant portraits from the Parliamentary art collection.
The Armada Paintings: art resource - key stage 2
KS2, ART, HISTORY, VIDEO, LESSON PLAN
This resource explores how personal or historical events can be depicted in works of art.
The Dearsley Window: art resource - key stage 2
This pack looks at the story of the Suffragettes, as depicted in a series of contemporary stained glass windows in the Palace of Westminster.
KS2, CITIZENSHIP, LESSON PLAN, WORKSHEET
Enable your KS2 students to learn more about budgeting on a personal and national level with this free downloadable lesson plan.
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