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The House of Representatives Infographic Poster

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Years: 6

A poster to display in the classroom explaining the structure of the House of Representatives.

How Does the Australian House of Representatives Work?

The governance of our country is a tricky concept to understand! Even adults can find all the subtleties of our three levels of Australian government confusing… no wonder our students find it all so complicated!

This infographic poster has been designed to explain all about the Lower House in the Australian Federal Parliament, the House of Representatives, in child-friendly language. It explains how the House of Representatives (also known as the ‘people’s house’ or the ‘house of government’) is made up of 151 members, with each member representing an electoral division in Australia (known as an ‘electorate’). It also explains the role of the House of Representatives in sharing power with the Senate to create laws for the Australian nation.

This clear visual learning tool will have your students explaining how the House of Representatives works to the nearest adult in no time!

How to Make the Most of This House of Respresentatives Poster

We’ve also come up with bonus ways to turn posters into interactive tools that really make your lessons stick!

📝 Create a fill-in-the-blank worksheet by removing selections of text.

📂 Place copies in students’ homework folders for reference.

💻 Provide posters as digital resources for virtual students.

🧠 Test students’ memories by showing them the poster, then hiding it and having them tell you what they remember.

✅ Incorporate posters into your lesson wrap-up by having students write on a sticky note what they learned from the lesson and place it on the poster.

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  • Rebecca McCabe

    An extra electorate was made in Canberra, as a result of the electoral boundaries being redistributed, on 31st August 2017. This means that since the 2019 election, the number of members in the House of Representatives has increased to 151 members. Could you please, update this poster and any other government material to reflect this change as I would like to use your resources with my class. Below is a link to the webpage outlining the changes.https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/House_of_Representatives/Powers_practice_and_procedure/00_-_Infosheets/Infosheet_8_-_Elections_for_the_House_of_Representatives Thank you

    • Kristian

      Hi Rebecca, Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We have fixed up the resource and it is ready for you to download again. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.