Newsthink: the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Use our Newsthink piece on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II to talk to children and young people, aged between 9-16 years old, about grief, and explore activities that can help them to deal with their own emotions and recognise grief in others.

A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II stands behind a sea of floral tributes left for Her Majesty on the day of her funeral
9 to 16
Quick activity
PSHE, Tutor time

Learning objectives

  • Examine and discuss an image related to a current humanitarian news event 
  • Analyse and identify how people are impacted by this event 
  • Discuss and debate a statement relating to a core value by explaining whether you agree or disagree 

How do I use this resource?

Using the PowerPoint, direct learners through the images and questions. Teaching notes are provided in the notes section of the slides to provide background information and help guide learners to develop the humanitarian values. 

Resource overview

  • Three images with accompanying questions
  • Two learning activities 
  • Suggestions for further learning
  • Teacher notes with guidance and background information in the slides

Supporting resources

Support your learners when discussing difficult topics with our wellbeing resources. These activities help children and young people to build empathy, kindness and resilience skills that can help them cope when faced with challenges. 

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Photo credit ©British Red Cross. This resource was created by the British Red Cross in September 2022.