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An introduction to Parliament





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Published on 4 Sep 2014

A short animation that introduces the UK Parliament, looking at its history and how it works today.

This is an ideal teaching resource for secondary students studying citizenship or Government & Politics

View the whole film or skip to chapters:
1:08 Parliament Structure: the function and make-up of the three parts of Parliament.
2:46 Holding Government to Account: how Parliament checks and challenges the work of Government.
3:51 Making Laws: follow the making of a law from proposal to becoming an Act of Parliament.
5:10 Elections and Voting: the different types of election and a look in detail at the general election.
6:35 Your Voice: how to have a voice in Parliament, from voting to petitioning and campaigning.

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