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Video tour of the House of Lords
KS3-5, CITIZENSHIP, VIDEO
Peers take you on a video tour around the House of Lords.
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.
KS3-4, CITIZENSHIP, GAME
Play the role of Prime Minister and learn how laws are made.
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.
DIY laws lesson plans
KS3, CITIZENSHIP, LESSON PLAN
Examine the law-making process with your students through discussion and debate, using these two downloadable lesson plans.
How Laws are Made - Lesson Plan
KS4, CITIZENSHIP, LAW, LESSON PLAN
Use this lesson plan to look at Parliament's legislative role.
Lords Select Committee Video
KS5, VIDEO, THE HOUSE OF LORDS
This short film guides you through Select Committees of the House of Lords: how they are formed, the work they do and their impact.
How Parliament works in nearly 60 seconds
KS3-5, AUDIO, VIDEO, CITIZENSHIP
Use this short film as an introduction to how Parliament works.
Parliament and government - whiteboard resource
KS3-5, GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
Explore the difference between Parliament and government using this interactive tool.
How to make a law - whiteboard resource
KS2-5, LAW, CITIZENSHIP, LESSON PLAN
This whiteboard resource will help students understand the process for scrutinising and passing new laws.
Comparing Voting Systems - whiteboard resource
KS4-5, GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
Compare voting systems including First Past the Post, the Alternative Vote, the Single Transferable Vote and the Party List System.
Run a mock election - whiteboard resource
Use this whiteboard resource to explore general elections in the UK and challenge students to hold their own classroom election.
KS2, LESSON PLAN, WORKSHEET
Enable your KS2 students to learn more about budgeting on a personal and national level with this free downloadable lesson plan.
Types of Government lesson plan
Use this lesson plan to explore the similarities and differences between different types of governments.
Referendums discussion activity
Use this teaching resource with your students to explore the arguments for and against referendums.
Magna Carta anniversary assembly plan
KS2-5, EMERGENCE OF PARLIAMENT
Download a Magna Carta themed assembly plan
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.
From Bill to Law - whiteboard resource
KS3-5, LAW, GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
Test students’ knowledge of how laws are made and the roles played by the House of Commons, House of Lords and the Monarch.
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