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Our news lessons, at three levels, are sourced from articles published by The Guardian. They include downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes for you to use in class.


Noisy, performative and unapologetically non-European: Nigeria welcomes a museum like no other


Read about a new museum in Lagos, Nigeria, which features Yoruba art, music, culture and history.


A ‘heathenish liquor’? A cure for cancer? The history of coffee is full of surprises


Explore the fascinating history of this beloved beverage over the years.


The monster mash: Frankenstein is reanimated for dance, stitched together with Greek myths


Read about Mark Bruce’s new dance performance based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.


Vegetables are losing their nutrients. Can the decline be reversed?


Read about a process called biofortification and how it can help prevent vegetable nutrient loss.


My daughter and I missed out on tickets to Taylor Swift – but I’m not sorry


Can music help bridge the gap between generations and give us unforgettable moments?


Before Wonka: the original rip-off events that left children in tears


Find out more about how scammers take advantage of people’s interests to trick them into giving away their money.


Every year spent in school or university improves life expectancy, study says


Did you know that going to school can help you live longer? Read about this amazing discovery.


Will other cities copy Paris decision to hike parking charges for SUVs?


SUVs have become a trend in cities around the world. Should they be banned from crowded city centres?


‘I was thrilled and shocked’: images raise hopes of return of wild jaguars to the US


Jaguars were believed to be extinct, but recent sightings in the US have given hope to animal conservationists.


The simple pleasures of piecing a summer holiday together at home


Do you think spending your summer vacation at home is a good idea?


Can motivational speeches pump up your gym performance?


Can motivational speeches boost your performance at the gym, work, or school?


$2bn woman: how Sheryl Sandberg became one of tech’s most successful bosses


Meet Sheryl Sandberg and learn about her legacy in one of the largest companies in the world.


Why I quit complaining about cyclists, scrapped my car and chose public transport


Should cities invest in better infrastructure to promote alternative transportation options?


I’m only seeing bands I loved when I was 14. Am I in a musical rut – or is this growing up?


Does the music we listen to in our teenage years become our favourite for the rest of our lives?


Does an unhappy partner make you less happy?


Discuss with your students how our good or bad mood may affect our significant other.


French miss: is the future of movie kissing in jeopardy?


Have you ever wondered if two actors kissing in a movie are actually kissing?


A moment that changed me: I had a heart attack at 37 – so I went to live in a cave


How can a near-death experience alter drastically the way we live?


Schools in England using Airbnb-style strategy to raise funds


Read about the innovative approach being taken by schools in England to address the issue of underfunding.


The best apps for nature lovers – from identifying birdsong to tracking lions


Can our mobile phones enhance the experience of being outdoors?


Shouting at children can be as damaging as physical abuse, study says


Discuss with your students the adverse effects of verbal abuse on children’s well-being and development.


‘Could be the next big thing’: how pickleball is courting a new generation of players


Pickleball is a popular new sport, but what challenges does it face for continued growth?


The male menopause: genuine condition or moneymaking myth?


Should male menopause be considered an actual medical condition?


‘Whatever it takes’: students at 50 US high schools launch climate initiative


Read about a youth-led initiative to provide students with better climate education and sustainable campuses.


‘A lifeline for dirty cars’: EU backs new air pollution limits, but not until 2035


What is the European Union doing to fight air pollution?


The microwave lemon trick – and other household hacks that actually work


Influencers have become famous for sharing housecleaning hacks on social media, but do they actually work?


‘A big responsibility’: astronaut from UAE on longest ever Arab space mission


What has Sultan al-Neyadi done while completing this record-breaking mission?


From Titanic to American Sniper: the biggest lies in fact-based movies


When movies claim to be “based on true events,” how closely should they stick to real-life stories?


I was a champion of fake meat: but I’m not surprised people are losing their taste for it


Why do meat alternatives lose popularity over time? A former advocate talks about plant-based and lab-grown meats.


Everything I hate is on Twitter – how can the alternatives compete?


Are the changes made to X (formerly Twitter) pushing users to other platforms?


Will AI free us from drudgery – or leave us jobless and hungry?


Is Artificial Intelligence capable of replacing humans in the workplace?


Elizabeth Gilbert was ridiculed for shelving her Russia-set novel, but I quite admire her


Should public figures be responsible for protecting their fans’ feelings and beliefs?


US beach town bans balloons to save the ocean


Is banning balloons near beaches helping marine life? Read and find out.


AI used to create new and final Beatles song, says Paul McCartney


Is it appropriate to use technology to create music using the voices of deceased artists?


Should I worry about how much sun I get?


How can we protect ourselves from the harmful effects of UV Rays?


A new start after 60: I was devastated by divorce at 70. But at 102, I know the secrets of a well-lived life


How was a woman able to restart her life and find her voice at the age of 70? Read and find out.


China’s 11.6m graduates face a jobs market with no jobs


Discuss with your students the job market challenges in China for recent graduates.


‘Beowulf is lit’ – could ChatGPT really write good book blurbs?


Is it possible for generative AI to produce social media reviews that appear to be written by humans?


Common disinfectant wipes expose people to dangerous chemicals, research reveals


Are disinfectant wipes doing more harm than good? Read and find out.