Topical teaching resources exploring the news from a humanitarian perspective. Our Newsthink 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.

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Children in class with their hands up.

Age: 5-19

Type: Teaching guide

Subjects: Cross-curricular

Download a Red Cross poster for primary and secondary schools.

  • Conflict
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • First aid and the bystander effect
People hold placards as they take part in a vigil for the victims of an attack on concert-goers at Manchester Arena on 23 May 2017.

Age: 11-19

Type: Lesson plan, Photo

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

Help young people talk about the attack on Manchester Arena in May 2017 and explore the roles of practical help and emotional support.

  • Disasters and emergencies
  • Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
  • Newsthink