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House of Lords chamber in pictures
KS2-4, CITIZENSHIP, PHOTO GALLERY
Take a look at this image slideshow illustrating what the House of Lords chamber is and what goes on inside it.
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.
An Introduction to Parliament KS3-5 video
KS3-5, CITIZENSHIP, PARLIAMENT AND GOVERNMENT, VIDEO
How Parliament works in nearly 60 seconds
KS3-5, AUDIO, VIDEO, CITIZENSHIP
Use this short film as an introduction to how Parliament works.
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.
What is Democracy? With Danny Wallace - video
KS3-4, CITIZENSHIP, VIDEO
Author and journalist Danny Wallace takes a light-hearted look in this short film at how the UK is governed.
What is the House of Lords? - video
KS3-5, CITIZENSHIP, GOVERNMENT & POLITICS, LESSON PLAN, VIDEO
This resource explores what the House of Lords is and how has it evolved over time.
Houses of Parliament: an illustrated guide
KS3-4, CITIZENSHIP, LEAFLET
Download a colourful leaflet that introduces students to the Palace of Westminster and the work of the Houses of Commons and Lords.
Who is in the House of Lords? - video
KS3-5, CITIZENSHIP, GOVERNMENT & POLITICS, VIDEO, LESSON PLAN
Explore who is in the House of Lords and the different routes towards joining the House with this animated video and activity pack.
How the House of Lords works - video
This resource explains how the House of Lords works and what its Members do.
People and Parliament - lesson, presentation, quiz
KS3, CITIZENSHIP, LESSON PLAN, QUIZ, WORKSHEET
Teach your KS3 students how people become MPs and Peers.
Get the Houses in Order! game
KS2, CITIZENSHIP, GAME
A memory game and educational activity for key stage 2 students learning about Parliament, democracy and the Palace of Westminster.
The House of Lords - whiteboard resource
KS2-4, CITIZENSHIP, WHITEBOARD RESOURCE
Test your students' knowledge with this quiz and interactive tour of the House of Lords chamber.
Lawmaking in the House of Lords: the journey of a bill - video
KS3-5, GOVERNMENT & POLITICS, VIDEO
This short film follows a bill as it moves from the Commons into the House of Lords and through each stage to royal assent.
Video tour of the House of Lords
KS3-5, CITIZENSHIP, VIDEO
Peers take you on a video tour around the House of Lords.
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