Teaching resource library

Topical Talk gives you free teaching resources for weekly classroom discussions about current affairs. Our trustworthy, ready-to-use lessons are made by expert teachers in collaboration with world-leading journalists and fact-checkers from The Economist newspaper.

There are four types of Topical Talk resources. Choose the right one for your students.

  • Orange Headline icon


    • 1-hour to explore a current story
    • Great for regular discussions

  • Orange Special Edition icon

    Special Editions

    • Six lessons to unpick a topical issue
    • Embed into the curriculum or use in journalism clubs

  • Orange Spotlight icon


    • Five 20-minute discussions
    • Perfect for form times and assemblies

  • Purple toolkit icon

    Topical Talk Toolkit

    • Additional support materials
    • Helpful to measure knowledge and skills

Resource library