Teaching the news just got a lot easier with NewsWise!

Do you struggle to teach the intricacies of how the news is generated and reported to your students? Then The Guardian Foundation may just have the answer. They provide a whole range of resources and free workshops for both Primary and Secondary schools.

Primary Schools – NewsWise

This is an award-winning news literacy programme for children aged 7-11. Specialists from The Guardian Foundation, National Literacy Trust and PSHE Association have developed free lesson plans, resources and workshops for schools together with teacher training and opportunities to connect with real journalists. These resources cover three themes:

  • Understanding the news – 4 lessons
  • Navigating the news – 5 lessons
  • Reporting the news – 6 lessons

Download all of the lessons plans

Primary Schools – NewsWise full package

The Guardian Foundation is also offering the full NewsWise Package, including workshops, to primary schools with a free school meal rate above the national average. The package is free to qualifying schools. The full package includes:

  • Newsroom interactive workshop, virtual or in-person
  • Fully planned unit of work with all resources and lesson plans
  • Teacher training
  • A set of Guardian newspapers for each class
  • Opportunities to have a real journalist work with our class
  • A year’s National Literacy Trust membership

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Media literacy resources for secondary students with SEND

Here you will find cross-curricular media literacy resources for secondary SEND students. SEND teachers can also access media literacy training to support their teaching. All of the activities and resources have been developed by news and media literacy specialists with input and guidance from secondary SEND teachers.

  • Teacher training
  • Fake or real workshop
  • Learning activities covering all aspects of news related themes
  • Teacher guidance for every topic

Download all resources

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