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Primary lesson resources

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On this page, find resources for one-off lessons or multiple lessons about critical literacy and fake news. There are also links to quizzes and videos which you could use as a short activity within a lesson.

If you want advice on how to approach this subject, check out our guide to teaching primary students about fake news.

I want to teach a one-off lesson

I want to teach a series of lessons

  • Topical Talk - The Economist Educational Foundation's Topical Talk Projects discuss one current affairs topic in depth over five weeks. Sequenced session plans build knowledge towards a Final Piece.
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  • This free, curriculum-mapped programme includes a scheme of work designed by the National Literacy Trust, Guardian Foundation and PSHE Association, as well as pupil workshops. The programme helps teachers empower pupils to access, understand, analyse and participate in the news.
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I want resources which I can use within a lesson

I want to arrange a workshop

  • These free workshops are hosted at The Guardian Education Centre in London. A range of workshops are offered focused on news and which link to teaching across the curriculum.
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  • This article from London CLC sets out some examples of their work around fake news. It also includes examples from their fake news workshops - look at their upcoming events for more news about these.
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  • NewsWise brings together news journalists and primary literacy and PSHE specialists from the Guardian Foundation, the National Literacy Trust and The PSHE Association to provide high quality news literacy education resources, experiences and support for teachers. These include free in-school workshops.
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