Diversity and Parliament, 7-18 resources

Diversity and Parliament, 7-18 resources

This series of video interviews with MPs and Members of the Lords explores diversity and representation at Parliament. It is accompanied by an assembly plan and lesson pack with discussion topics for use in the classroom.

During Black History Month, use these resources to explore diversity and the changing nature of representation in the UK. This series of videos with supporting teachers' packs allows students to find out about Parliamentarians' experience of changing diversity and to consider what diversity means to them. 

The teachers’ activity pack includes some suggested activities for each video. You may want to use these as part of a lesson, an extension activity, or as assembly. These questions have been designed for a variety of ages from 7 to 18 years old. Please select the topics and questions you feel are most appropriate for your group.   
 
Time required: 20 mins – 2 hours

Curriculum - Primary 

England

  • Citizenship KS2 – Preparing to play an active role as citizens Citizenship KS2 – Breadth of opportunities 
  • PSHE KS2 – Living in the wider world
  • SMSC KS2 – British Values

Scotland

  • Health and Wellbeing – Social wellbeing 

 Wales

  • PSE KS2 – Moral and spiritual development
  • PSHE KS2 – Living in the wider world

Northern Ireland

  • PDMU KS2 – Rights, Rules and Responsibilities
  • PSHE KS2 – Living in the wider world

England and Wales, Northern Ireland

  • History
  • History KS2 – Connections, contrasts and trends over time 

Curriculum - Secondary

England

  • Citizenship (and related)
  • Citizenship Studies – Democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens
  • Citizenship Studies – Rights, the law and the legal system in England
  • SMSC – British Values

Wales

  • Citizenship Studies KS4 – Living together in the UK
  • Citizenship Studies KS4 – Democracy at work in the UK

Scotland

  • Social Studies – Comparing Rights and Responsibilities
  • Social Studies – People, past events and societies

Northern Ireland

  • Citizenship Studies KS4 – Living together in the UK
  • Citizenship Studies KS4 – Law and Justice

 

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