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What is parliament?

A PSHE and SMSC project for Year 5 children

What is parliament? Who works there? How do they support and challenge the government?

In this project, children learn about parliament and how it plays an essential part in lawmaking. They explore how new laws are proposed and passed and how they can have a say in issues that are important to them. Finally, children explore the role of the youth parliament before debating whether the government could operate without parliament.

This project is provided as a digital download* and includes:

  • project booklet
  • tailormade resources
  • display banner
  • book cover
  • glossary
  • user handbook

*The download files are sent in a zip folder (77MB). We recommend that you download this on a desktop/laptop computer rather than a mobile device. 

ATTENTION! – Democracy Rules is provided free of charge to Cornerstones Curriculum customers as part of their ongoing curriculum licence. If you have an active curriculum licence, you can access these projects and resources on The Hub.

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Upon submitting your order, you will be taken to a confirmation page and be sent a confirmation email, both containing a link to your download.

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You will also receive an email welcoming you to Cornerstones ID. Once you have set your Cornerstones Online password (instruction in the email), you will be able to access your download at any time in the future by clicking on ‘My account' in the menu at the bottom of this website and clicking on the ‘Downloads' tab.

Product Type: Digital
Category: Democracy Rules, Fundamental British Values
Key Stage: KS2, UKS2
Year Group: Year 5

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