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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.
How Parliament works in nearly 60 seconds
KS3-5, AUDIO, VIDEO, CITIZENSHIP
Use this short film as an introduction to how Parliament works.
An Introduction to Parliament KS2 video
CITIZENSHIP, PARLIAMENT & GOVERNMENT
A short animation introducing Parliament that can also be viewed in chapters – Parliament’s structure, elections, making laws, your voice.
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.
What is the House of Commons? - video
KS3-5, CITIZENSHIP, HOUSE OF COMMONS
Animation exploring the House of Commons history, role and membership and how Government is held to account.
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.
An Introduction to Parliament KS3-5 video
KS3-5, VIDEO, PARLIAMENT & GOVERNMENT
A short animation introducing Parliament. Can also be viewed in chapters – Parliament’s structure, elections, making laws, your voice.
An Introduction to Parliament - whiteboard resource
KS2-4, CITIZENSHIP, WHITEBOARD
A guide to the House of Commons, House of Lords and monarch, and the difference between Parliament and government.
Commons Select Committee video
KS5, VIDEO, HOUSE OF COMMONS & MPS
This short film guides you through Select Committees of the House of Commons: the work they do and the impact they have.
The House of Commons - whiteboard resource
An online quiz and virtual tour of the House of Commons, designed for interactive whiteboards.
Simon de Montfort: Stories from Parliament
KS2-3, HISTORY, VIDEO, LESSON PLAN
Bring the story of Simon de Montfort and the 1265 Parliament to life with this video drama exploring the emergence of Parliament.
People and Parliament - lesson, presentation, quiz
KS3, LESSON PLAN, QUIZ, WORKSHEET
Teach your KS3 students how people become MPs and Peers.
General Election in nearly 60 seconds
Use this short film as an introduction to how the General Election works.
MP For A Week game
KS3-4, CITIZENSHIP, GAME
This award-winning game drops students into the shoes of a backbench MP.
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.
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.
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