Queen Elizabeth II

Britain's longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, died aged 96 on September 8th 2022. Help students discuss global reactions to the Queen's death and explore her life and legacy through our collection of free teaching resources.

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Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953 and reigned for 70 years. The British monarch celebrated her platinum jubilee to mark her 70 years of service in June 2022, three months before Buckingham Palace announced her death on September 8th 2022.

Download our free teaching resources to help your students:

  • Learn what a monarchy is and explore different perspectives on Queen Elizabeth II's jubilee celebrations
  • Understand why the death of Queen Elizabeth II was important news
  • Compare different responses to the Queen's death and discuss whether people should be able to say what they want, when they want

These resources have been created by experienced teachers and world-leading journalists from The Economist to inspire students aged 9+ with informed and open-minded discussions about the news. Help your learners develop their communication and critical-thinking skills, whilst boosting their knowledge of the issues that dominate the news cycle.

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Queen Elizabeth resources