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Introducing the Parliament topic

Ruth Tarrant

12th October 2016

The news that the Labour Party has set out 170 Brexit-related questions to the government in order to scrutinise the Brexit process is a great starting point for teaching the Parliament topic. I suggest printing the article, or sections of it, in the middle of a sheet of A3 paper, and asking students to identify and explain the following terms:

  • Parliament
  • Government
  • Opposition
  • Scrutiny
  • Shadow Minister
  • Minister
  • Elective Dictatorship
  • Parliamentary Debate
  • Transparency
  • Motion
  • Backbencher

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been Subject Lead in Economics at tutor2u for many years after a career of teaching Economics, Business, Politics and Maths in a range of secondary schools. She is a highly experienced A level Economics Examiner, and also teaches undergraduate Economics on a very part-time basis at the University of Oxford. Ruth is passionate about making economics fun, engaging and accessible.

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