RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS

If you are a school administrator or teacher looking for materials, modules, videos and other resources related to parliaments, political parties and elections, you may find the below resources helpful:

AGES 5 – 10

Pillars of Freedom

PILLARS OF FREEDOM

A Canadian animated multi-platform series that includes a series of short videos and web-based games to allow students to consider multiple issues related to freedom and human rights.

I’m Just a Bill

I’M JUST A BILL

From the 1970’s and a part of a series of short videos broadcast on ABC TV during Saturday morning cartoons. The information is still relevant and applies beyond the United States.

AGES 11 – 16

CRASH COURSE ON GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

CRASH COURSE ON GOVERNMENT POLITICS

An American video series from PBS that provides information on many aspects of the political system in a fun, light-hearted way.

Parliament.uk

MP FOR A WEEK

The UK Parliament has produced an interactive game to enable students to better understand the challenges related to being a Member of Parliament. Though focused on the UK system, it is broadly applicable to many other countries and political systems.

ALL AGES

AUSTRALIA PARLIAMENT EDUCATION OFFICE - https://www.peo.gov.au

AUSTRALIA PARLIAMENT EDUCATION OFFICE

The Federal Parliament of Australia has a unit specifically focused on the development and distribution of learning materials related to the Parliament and its interaction with citizens. This includes a significant number of videos and teaching modules.

AUSTRALIA PARLIAMENT EDUCATION OFFICE - https://www.peo.gov.au

PARLIAMENT OF CANADA SCHOOL RESOURCE GUIDE

The Parliament of Canada has online resources and a guide in pdf format that allows teachers to access information and materials related to politics in Canada.

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