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Teachers get a 'Jump Start' into the Lords

The ‘who', ‘what' and ‘how' of the House of Lords is explored in a new series of animations, films and activities for students aged 14 and up, launched today by Parliament's Education Service.

Designed to pose questions for students to debate – as well as answer any they may already have – the new suite of materials offers young people the chance to discover and consider the past, present and future of the House of Lords.

The resources give students an insight into the ideas people on the street have about the Lords and quirky three-minute ‘Jump Start' animation videos introduce young people to the House in a straightforward way. The videos give examples of how the Lords is relevant to them, providing a new angle on what the House of Lords is and does and why it matters.

The films and activities are suitable for a range of subjects including citizenship, history, politics and government and BTEC Public Services, as well as supporting students' development of public speaking, critical thinking and political literacy skills. The online resources will help teachers to run engaging lessons and include debate cards, activity instructions, background information and worksheets.

You can view on the online resources on Parliament's website.

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