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A brief history of representation in nearly 60 seconds
KS3-5, VIDEO, CITIZENSHIP, HISTORY
Use this short film as an introduction to the history of representation.
Acts of Parliament Quiz - whiteboard resource
KS2-5, HISTORY, WHITEBOARD RESOURCE
Introduce students to key legislation around voting rights, education and working hours with this quiz style whiteboard resource.
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.
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.
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.
Civil liberties and personal freedoms - discussion activity
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS, LESSON PLAN
Use this resource to explore issues of individual freedom and civil liberties with your students.
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.
Comparing elections in the UK and USA
KS5, POLITICS, CITIZENSHIP
This 5 minute video introduces the key features of elections, democracy and representation in the USA.
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.
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