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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Commons Select Committee video
KS5, VIDEO, HOUSE OF COMMONS & MPS
This short film guides you through Select Committees of the House of Commons: how they are formed, the work they do and the impact they have.
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.
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.
The House of Commons - whiteboard resource
KS2-4, CITIZENSHIP, WHITEBOARD RESOURCE
An online quiz and virtual tour of the House of Commons, designed for interactive whiteboards.
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.
Stories from Parliament: Simon de Montfort
KS2-3, CITIZENSHIP, HISTORY, AUDIO, VIDEO, ASSEMBLY PLAN, LESSON PLAN
Bring the story of Simon de Montfort and the 1265 Parliament to life with this video drama to explore the emergence of Parliament.
MP For A Week game
KS3-4, CITIZENSHIP, GAME
This award-winning game drops students into the shoes of a backbench MP.
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