NewsWise launches PSHE lesson plans for KS2

Newswise has greatly enjoyed working in partnership with the Guardian Foundation and National Literacy Trust, with funding from Google, to deliver a range of news literacy training and resources for primary schools as part of the award-winning NewsWise project.

They are now delighted to announce the addition of three new PSHE education lesson plans to the suite of free NewsWise teaching materials for primary schools. These latest NewsWise lesson plans are linked to the new statutory Health Education and Relationships Education guidance, and cover:

  • Managing feelings about the news (lesson 3) — a lesson that explores the emotional impact of news and gives pupils strategies to manage it
  • Spotting fake news (lesson 5) — a lesson to help pupils understand the nature of fake news and its potentially harmful impact on individuals
  • Understanding that news is targeted (lesson 6) — a lesson that helps pupils to understand that online information is ranked, selected and targeted and supports them to become critical consumers of such information

Access the NewsWise Lessons & Resources