The House of Commons - whiteboard resource

The House of Commons - whiteboard resource

An online quiz and virtual tour of the House of Commons, designed for interactive whiteboards.

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Description


Test your students’ knowledge with this online quiz about the House of Commons. Then give them a virtual tour of the House of Commons chamber to find out who sits there and what role they play.

Three levels of difficulty allow you to tailor the activity to suit your students.

Time required: 15 minutes

 

Learning outcomes

Students will learn to:

  • Understand key terms including: government, opposition, backbenchers, Mr Speaker, constituency, MP
  • Find out about the role of the House of Commons and how it works with other parts of Parliament to create legislation
  • At levels 2 and 3, students will see a more detailed view of the House of Commons chamber and gain additional information about its members.
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    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 3 in the PDF to find the relevant instructions.

    After launching the whiteboard resource, you can also access activities about the House of Lords, the monarch and the difference between Parliament and government via the main menu at the side of the resource.

    Supporting resources

    Teachers' walkthrough: Level 1

    A practical guide to the whiteboard resource for teachers.

    pdf file - 891 KB
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    Teachers' walkthrough: Level 2

    A practical guide to the whiteboard resource for teachers.

    pdf file - 946 KB
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    Teachers' walkthrough: Level 3

    A practical guide to the whiteboard resource for teachers.

    pdf file - 958 KB
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    The House of Commons: Level 1

    The House of Commons: Level 1

    Open the whiteboard resource at level 1, for a basic introduction to the House of Commons.

    The House of Commons: Level 2

    The House of Commons: Level 2

    Open the whiteboard resource at level 2 for a more detailed view of the House of Commons chamber, including the role of backbenchers.

    The House of Commons: Level 3

    The House of Commons: Level 3

    Open the whiteboard resource at level 3 for the most detailed view of the House of Commons including the role of the whips.

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