The ideas, activities and resources below are suitable for the Intermediate level. Resources from other levels may also be adapted for use at the Intermediate level.
|Who does what?||NGFl Cymru||What links Local Authorities, The National Assembly for Wales, the UK Parliament and The European Parliament? All four make decisions that affect you. Use this interactive resource to test your pupils’ knowledge of who does what. Contains notes for teachers.|
|Big Ben and all that - intro to UK parliament||Hansard Society||Get to grips with the inner workings of Westminster and find out what MPs "actually" do in the course of a week with the Big Ben and All That! CD-Rom. Developed by the Hansard Society and the Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT), this free resource includes interviews with MPs, Lords, and teachers as well as archived footage from Parliament. It's perfect for bolstering knowledge of the UK Parliament so teachers can approach the teaching of political literacy with real confidence.|
|Make a Campaign||British Library||This cross-curricular programme uses historical campaigns to inspire and teach campaign skills, enabling children and young people to run their own campaigns about issues that affect them today.|
|Everything needed to organise a mock election||Mock Elections UK||
Building on the Hansard Society’s 50 year experience of running mock elections, www.mockelections.co.uk provides all of the ballot papers, campaign guidance, rosette templates and other material schools need to organise an exciting election event.
|Test your knowldege about the European Union, Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and politics generally. A useful introductory or concluding activity.|
|Interactive Introduction to the EU||Hansard Society||
Quizzes, a history of the EU, lesson plans, role plays, guidance on arranging visits to Brussels and visits from MEPs are all included within the toolkit, along with teacher’s notes and lesson plans. A role play on the EU and illegal downloading sees students representing the Council of Ministers and MEPs as they seek to agree on a new law.
|The Welsh Assembly - video clip||BBC||What are the Welsh Assembly's powers? What does it do for Wales? Watch our video guide to get the low down in full, or in 3 bite sized parts.(12 minutes)|
|Local Councils||BBC||What is a Local Council? Includes video clips|
|Hall of Fame Politicians||BBC||A-Z of famous politicians|
|Interactive map||NGFl||Can you name the Local Authorities of Wales?|
|National Assembly fields||NGFl||National Assembly Departments/responsibilities - interactive activity|
|How does the EU affect you||Northern Ireland Curriculum||
Short video clip and exercise encouraging learners to explore the role of the EU and what it means for them.