From Bill to Law - whiteboard resource

From Bill to Law - whiteboard resource

Use this whiteboard resource to introduce students to the roles played by the House of Commons, House of Lords and the monarch, and test their knowledge of how laws are made.

 

 

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Description

This resource includes a quick quiz about lawmaking and an interactive diagram showing the steps in the passage of a bill. Three levels of difficulty allow you to tailor the activity to suit your students.

Time required: 10 minutes

Learning outcomes

This resource supports political literacy components of the curriculum in subjects such as Citizenship.  It also supports A Level Politics and Government and A Level Law.

Students will learn to:

  • Describe the steps in the legislative process
  • Understand the different roles of the House of Commons, House of Lords and the monarch when passing new legislation, and the part played by committees of each House
  • Define key terms associated with the legislative process, including bills, laws, divisions, first, second and third readings, committees, amendments and 'ping pong'

Practical information

This classroom presentation tool is optimised for use on interactive whiteboards.  It requires Flash Player 9 or above and Javascript to be enabled.

Walkthrough guides are available to download below, to help you make the most of the resource. Turn straight to section 5 in the PDF to find the relevant instructions.

After launching the whiteboard resource, you can also access other activities relating to the legislative process via the main menu at the side of the resource. The resource launches in level 3 mode, levels 1&2 can be accessed via the main menu by clicking settings.

Supporting resources

From bill to law - Level 2

From bill to law - Level 2

Launch the whiteboard resource at level 2.

From bill to law - Level 3

From bill to law - Level 3

Launch the whiteboard resource at level 3.

From bill to law level 1

From bill to law level 1

Launch the whiteboard resource at level 1.

Walkthrough guide - level 1

Walkthrough guide - level 1

A practical guide to the level 1 whiteboard resource for teachers.

pdf file - 603 KB
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Walkthrough guide - level 2

Walkthrough guide - level 2

A practical guide to the level 2 whiteboard resource for teachers.

pdf file - 594 KB
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Walkthrough guide - level 3

Walkthrough guide - level 3

A practical guide to the level 3 whiteboard resource for teachers.

pdf file - 617 KB
PDF download

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This article provides a useful overview - from origin to Act - of the process of making UK laws.