Inflation: what's the solution?

Some economists believe that a small amount of inflation is a good thing because it shows that a country's economy is growing. However, when inflation happens too quickly, it becomes harder to control and its effects are more noticeable.

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Use this one-hour lesson to help your students:

  • Understand that there are no simple technical solutions for inflation
  • Explore why different people favour different solutions
  • Discuss how their country has been affected by inflation and what solutions should be tried

This Headline develops the following skills and knowledge:


Problem solving

Step 5: I explore problems by thinking about the pros and cons of possible solutions
Step 6: I explore complex problems by identifying when there are no simple technical solutions



Step 2: I can use important vocabulary specific to a news story
Step 3: I can explain some different opinions people have about a news story

Find out more about the Topical Talk skills and knowledge framework here.

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