The House of Lords - whiteboard resource

The House of Lords - whiteboard resource

An online quiz and virtual tour of the House of Lords, designed for interactive whiteboards.

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Description

Test your students’ knowledge with this online quiz about the House of Lords. Then give them a virtual tour of the House of Lords chamber to find out who sits there and what role they play.

Two levels of difficulty allow you to tailor the activity to suit your students.

Time required: 15 minutes

Learning outcomes

Students will learn to:

  • Understand key terms including: government, opposition, crossbenchers, the Lord Speaker, Peer, Lord
  • Find out about the role of the House of Lords and how it works with other parts of Parliament to create legislation

At level 2, students will see a more detailed view of the House of Lords chamber and gain additional information about its members.

Practical information

This classroom presentation tool is optimised for use on interactive whiteboards. It requires Flash Player 9 or above and Javascript to be enabled.

Walkthrough guides are available to download below, to help you make the most of the resource. Turn straight to section 4 in the PDF to find the relevant instructions.

After launching ‘the House of Lords’, you can also access activities about the House of Commons, the monarch and the difference between Parliament and government via the main menu at the side of the resource.

Supporting resources

Teachers' walkthrough: Level 1

Teachers' walkthrough: Level 1

A practical guide to the level 1 whiteboard resource for teachers.

Teachers' walkthrough: Level 2

Teachers' walkthrough: Level 2

A practical guide to the level 2 whiteboard activity for teachers.

The House of Lords: Level 1

The House of Lords: Level 1

A basic quiz and overview of the House of Lords, for lower level students.

The House of Lords: Level 2

The House of Lords: Level 2

A more detailed overview of the House of Lords for higher level students.

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