How Laws are Made - Lesson Plan

How Laws are Made - Lesson Plan
This downloadable lesson plan, aimed at key stage 4 students, introduces the idea that a key function of Parliament is to make and amend laws.

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Key Stages: Key stage 4 - age 14-16

Subjects: Citizenship, Law

Topics: Making laws

Resource Types: Lesson plan, Worksheet

pdf file - 844 KB

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Description

A free downloadable lesson plan aimed at key stage 4 students. It introduces the idea that a key function of Parliament is to make and amend law and details the various different stages a bill must pass through to become law.

Time required: 60 mins

Learning outcomes

Students must (all):

  • Know that laws are made in Parliament and that draft laws are called bills.
  • That bills pass through many stages of consultation and discussion before becoming a law and that this is a key part of the democratic law-making process.

 

Should (most):

  • Know the main stages of a bill passing through Parliament.
  • Evaluate critically different ideas and viewpoints including those with which they do not necessarily agree.

 

Could (some):

  • Know that these stages of a bill passing through Parliament shape what the final law looks like as it goes through changes and amendments along the way.

Practical information


Resources accompanying this lesson plan include a power point presentation and downloadable worksheets to support classroom activities.

 

pdf file - 844 KB

Resources

How Laws are Made presentation

How Laws are Made presentation

A powerpoint outlining the key stages of making a law.

pptx file - 672 KB

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This article provides a useful overview - from origin to Act - of the process of making UK laws.