Newsthink

Topical teaching resources exploring the news from a humanitarian perspective.

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Resources are packed full of ideas to help young people explore current affairs and the world around them from a humanitarian perspective. The resource uses real-life examples through film clips, photographs and stories linked to the news to prompt discussion and to develop critical thinking and media literacy.

Extreme summer weather

Age: 11 - 16

Type: Lesson plan

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

Discussion activities on extreme weather around the world and how to be prepared.

  • Disasters and emergencies
  • Newsthink
Thailand cave rescue

Age: 11 - 16

Type: Lesson plan

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

Photo and discussion activities looking at coping skills and the story of the schoolboys trapped in a cave in Thailand.

  • Disasters and emergencies
  • Newsthink
Myanmar: A year from home

Age: 11 - 16

Type: Lesson plan

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

Photo and discussion activities reviewing the Myanmar crisis one year on.

  • Conflict
  • Newsthink
Kerala floods

Age: 11 - 16

Type: Lesson plan

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

Video and discussion activities focusing on the humanitarianism shown during the floods in Kerala, India.

  • Disasters and emergencies
  • Newsthink