Parliament - it shouldn't be a mystery. Unravel what goes on in the Westminster Parliament today. And explore what happened in the past...
House of Lords resources
This suite of resources, ideal for key stage 4 and 5 students, explores the House of Lords through fast-moving animations, opportunities for open debate and the chance to try out hands-on activities.
Understand the basics
What is Parliament?
MPs, Lords and the Queen work together to make and change the laws of the United Kingdom. Parliament also checks the work of the government.
If politics is theatre, then this is the cast. Work out who's who, and find out about the people who are making decisions on your behalf.
A really useful guide to how laws are made
For KS4 students who want more detail, this resource provides a gateway into learning about real-world UK lawmaking.
Democracy, elections and voting
Get the basics about elections and Parliament, including a section on how referendums work and when they have been used in the UK.
Parliament in pictures
Go behind the scenes with these photo stories exploring the buildings and big events at the Houses of Parliament.
Parliament in the past
An interactive history of Parliament
This is no ordinary timeline. Watch playful animations while exploring nearly one thousand years of British and parliamentary history.
The Gunpowder Plot
The story of how the famous Guy Fawkes nearly succeeded in blowing up the King of England.
Women in politics
Find out about some of the female MPs and Peers in Parliament today and in the past and how they have made their mark on British politics.
Houses of Parliament: An illustrated guide
A friendly, colourful PDF leaflet offering an overview of the Palace of Westminster and the work of MPs and Peers. You can download this leaflet to use in your school.