Should the news be taught in schools?

Is school a space where students can learn the facts and build opinions about the news with help from teachers? Or should school be a safe space where young people can focus on subjects that steer clear of bad news?


Use this one-hour Headline lesson to help your students:

  • Explore how news from different sources might vary
  • Consider a range of opinions about whether the news should be taught in schools
  • Join a group debate and use examples to develop persuasive arguments

This resource was created as part of an online teacher-training course: Teaching the news. The course has been created by The Economist Educational Foundation with support from Infosys. The Economist Educational Foundation maintained full editorial control.

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