Lesson plan 2: Making an entry

Aim

To help students to form competition groups and begin developing their competition entry.

Timing

One hour maximum

5 minutes

Explain to students that, building on the information in the previous lesson, it is time to decide what they would like their competition entry to be.

10 minutes
 
Ask students to form their competition groups and use what they have learnt about the House of Lords make a list of the:

  • qualities you think a Member of the House of Lords needs
  • experience a Member of the House Lords needs 
  • issues you think the House of Lords, and Parliament as a whole, should be dealing with.

5 minutes

Ask each group to feedback, making a list of the qualities and experience on the board.

10 minutes

Once all groups have fed back ask each group to add qualities/experience they didn’t think of to their list and consider who they would nominate based on their group list: stress that it doesn’t have to be a famous person!

5 minutes

Ask each group to feedback who they have selected, justifying their decision.

10 minutes

Ask the groups to think about how they will put their case forward: will they make a short film, produce a podcast, write an essay, create a collage or submit a newspaper or magazine article? They will need to decide which format will suit the subject (the person they’re nominating) and their argument.

10 minutes

Now they have decided how they want to do it it’s time to decide which jobs need to take place: research, filming, design etc and split them up among the group and come up with a plan of action!