Free resources for classroom discussions about the news

Empower students aged 10+ with informed and open-minded discussions about the biggest issues of our time.

Start inspiring classroom discussions about the news whilst helping students develop essential critical-thinking and communication skills, news literacy and civic education.

Topical Talk resources are created by experienced teachers in collaboration with journalists at The Economist to combine deep educational knowledge with world-class journalistic expertise.

Adaptable activities support students to be sceptical about news stories and value the importance of evidence in an age of misinformation and fake news.

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“Topical Talk has had a positive impact on the students' learning and even their learning expectations for themselves. They realized they could do more than they thought. [...] They're starting to think outside the box with more of a global perspective and it has really increased their interdisciplinary literacy skills to the next level.

Kelcey Wright, Adamson Middle School, USA

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