Parliamentary Lesson Plans
Lesson plan target
- Students: Middle to upper secondary
- Level: Less challenging, Moderate,
The Parliamentary Lesson Plans encourage investigation of parliamentary principles, concepts and processes. They use highly interactive, student-focused activities such as parliamentary role-plays, teamwork, speeches and debate. They are designed to make teaching the core functions of federal Parliament an enjoyable and easy exercise.
The series includes 12 lessons across five themes: Representation, Transparency, Executive government, Legislation and the Constitution.
These may be matched against state and territory curricula in Studies of Society and Environment, Human Society and Its Environment, Legal Studies, Civics Education, Politics, Commerce and History.
Some lessons may be accomplished in a single period while others may require two to four periods depending on your individual circumstances.
The lesson plans are designed to be topical and relevant to middle to upper secondary students. However, you may wish to modify aspects to take advantage of your students' particular interests and/or current political, community or school issues.