Teacher guide Make a law: House of Representatives

TLF ID M025778

Discover how bills—proposed laws—are introduced, debated and voted on in the House of Representatives by turning your class into a Parliament and doing it yourself! This lesson plan outlines the steps to run a role play in the classroom and includes a video illustrating the process, teacher notes, class preparation and plans for making key props such as the mace, dispatch box and ceremonial gowns for the Clerk and Serjeant-at-arms roles. The resource also includes guidance on preparing debates and suggestions to extend the role play.



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  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Civics and citizenship

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  • Name: Parliamentary Education Office
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