MP For A Week game

MP For A Week game

This online game teaches students the range and value of MPs work and builds an understanding of some of the pressures they face.



Ages: Age 11-14, Age 14-16

Subjects: Citizenship, PSHE

Resource Types: Game

Topics: The House of Commons & MPs

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Challenge your students to survive a week in politics and keep their party, their voters and the media happy.

Students are scored according to the decisions they make. The game adapts to players by setting less or more demanding tasks depending on how well they're doing.

The game gives young people a virtual taste of life as an MP. Highlighting the range and value of MPs' work, the game builds students' understanding of the role of a Member of Parliament.

MP for a Week is an ideal activity for pairs, individuals or incorporated into whole class and flip learning. It can be used on desktops, tablets or mobile devices.

Curriculum links

This document details how the MP for a Week game links to the secondary school curriculums for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The Teacher Resources feature allows you to access the game in bite-size chunks and skip straight to individual activities. For example, you may wish to skip straight to the ‘Speeches’ mini-game if you are teaching a lesson on debating or speech-writing.



Curriculum links

Curriculum links

Full curriculum links for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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