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Diversity and Parliament, 7-18 resources
A series of videos and a teachers' pack exploring diversity at Parliament
Comparing elections in the UK and USA, 16-18 video
This 5 minute video introduces the key features of elections, democracy and representation in the USA.
Introduction to Parliament primary video
A short video animation introducing Parliament that can also be viewed in chapters – Parliament’s structure, elections, making laws, your voice.
World War One and Parliament
Explore the role of Parliament as Britain entered WWI with re-enacted speeches, lesson plan and sources.
Magna Carta video, lesson plan and assembly
Discover the fascinating story of Magna Carta with this video drama and explore the first step in the emergence of Parliament.
Simon de Montfort, video
Bring the story of Simon de Montfort and the 1265 Parliament to life with this video drama exploring the emergence of Parliament.
How laws are made video
Introduce your students to the legislative process with this three-minute overview of how bills become laws.
What is the House of Lords? Video
This resource explores what the House of Lords is and how it has evolved over time.
Journey of a Bill, House of Lords
This short film follows a bill as it moves from the Commons into the House of Lords and through each stage to royal assent.
Introduction to Parliament secondary, video
A short animation introducing Parliament. Can also be viewed in chapters – Parliament’s structure, elections, making laws, your voice.
What is the House of Commons? Video
Animation exploring the history, role, work and membership of the House of Commons and how it holds the Government to account.
Who is in the House of Lords?
Explore who is in the House of Lords and the different routes towards joining the House with this animated video and activity pack.
Votes for Women Part 1, lesson plan and assembly
This audio drama brings to life the story of the Suffragettes following Lady Constance Lytton as she protests for women’s right to vote.
Votes for Women Part 2, lesson plan and assembly
In the second part of this audio drama, Lady Constance Lytton endures the harsh treatment that many Suffragettes experienced in prison.
The Gunpowder Plot Part 2, lesson plan and assembly
Listen to this re-enactment of the conspirators plotting to blow up Parliament, with original illustrations.
The Gunpowder Plot Part 1, lesson plan and assembly
This audio drama re-enacts the story of the Gunpowder Plot with original supporting illustrations.
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