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Student activities to accompany the Key to Your House episodes.

Teacher's workbook


Episode 1 - Frequently Asked Questions

Are the lifts in Parliament house foyer made of Gold? An insightful and humorous episode which responds to the question most asked by visitors to Parliament House.
Watch episode 1 of Key to Your House and answer the questions on Frequently Asked Questions from the Student Activity Book.
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Episode 2 - Community Participation

How can you have your say? Voting, protests, petitions, questions to Parliament, submissions to a Parliamentary Committee, and lobbying your local member of Parliament are just some ways of having your voice heard.
Watch episode 2 of Key to Your House and answer the questions from the Student Activity Book on how the community can influence a government decision.
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Episode 3 - Parliamentary process

While Parliamentary Question Time can be very entertaining, Parliamentary Process explores other business undertaken in Parliament.
Watch episode 3 of Key to Your House and answer the questions from the Student Activity Book on process of parliament.
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Episode 4 - Key People in Parliament

Did you know that the Premier is not the head of the Parliament? Key People in Parliament introduces you to the people who maintain the noble traditions of Parliament and those who keep the building in working order for Members and visitors.
Watch episode 4 of Key to Your House and answer the questions from the Student Activity Book on who are the most important people in Parliament and what they do.
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Episode 5 - Typical sitting day

A swan might look like it is calmly gliding over the water but underneath its feet are paddling furiously. The same could be said for a Typical Sitting Day. It might look calm on the surface but this episode reveals that behind the scenes there is an incredible amount of work going on to meet the requirements of the day.
Watch episode 5 of Key to Your House and answer the questions from the Student Activity Book on what happens on a typical Parliamentary sitting day.
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Episode 6 - A Day in the life of a Member of Parliament

Are Members of Parliament dedicated, hardworking servants of the people or just a group who sit in a room and shout at each other? This episode examines a day in the life of two Members of Parliament, exploring the different challenges they face in balancing the requirements of an electorate larger than Portugal and a smaller city electorate of 28 square kilometres.
Watch episode 6 of Key to Your House and answer the questions from the Student Activity Book n what a typical day is like for a Member of Parliament.
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Episode 7 - Parliamentary first

Although Western Australia has a relatively small population compared with the other states of Australia, it has a remarkable list of Parliamentary Firsts. This episode identifies who these people are and their incredible list of achievements.
Watch episode 7 of Key to Your House and answer the questions from the Student Activity Book on some of Western Australian Parliamentary firsts.
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Episode 8 - Women in Parliament

The right for women to vote and stand for State Parliament was achieved in a hostile and vocal environment. Women in Parliament explores the struggle and achievements of a number of courageous and pioneering women Parliamentarians.
Watch episode 8 of Key to Your House and answer the questions from the Student Activity Book on some significant women of the Western Australian Parliamentary.
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Episode 9 - Parliament at War

So many Western Australian families have suffered the horror of war. Parliament at War reflects on the contribution of Parliament and its Members during wartime, and also the challenges faced by the community at that time.
Watch episode 9 of Key to Your House and answer the questions from the Student Activity Book on the contribution of Parliament and its Members during wartime.
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Episode 10 - History of the building

History of the Building explores the early Edwardian architectural style of Parliament House through to the post-war modern style of the 1960s, reflecting changing social circumstances and architectural trends in this State throughout the 20th Century.
Watch episode 10 of Key to Your House and answer the questions from the Student Activity Book on the history of Parliament House and the garden.
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Episode 11 - Aboriginal Art Collection

Carol Martin, former Member for Kimberley and first female Aboriginal Member of an Australian Parliament, speaks to the Parliament House Aboriginal Art Collection. Honouring Aboriginal people throughout the State, the collection reflects time, story and culture.
Watch episode 11 of Key to Your House and answer the questions from the Student Activity Book on the Western Australian Parliament's Aboriginal art collection.
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Episode 12 - General Art Collection

The Parliament of Western Australia hosts one of the largest collections of local artists of any Parliament in Australia. This episode takes the viewer on a journey through the different regions of the State, its buildings, landscapes, and flora and fauna, during the latter half of the 20th Century.
Watch episode 12 of Key to Your House and answer the questions from the Student Activity Book on the Western Australian Parliament's general art collection.
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Episode 13 - The Journey to Serve

The journey to serve explores a member’s journey to politics; the toll politics can take on a member and their family; misconceptions of Parliament and how these can be overcome; and what representation means for various Members of Parliament.
Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of episode 13 of Key to Your House and answer the questions from the Student Activity Book on the reasons why some people decide to become Members of Parliament and the implications it has on them and their family.
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