News Lessons

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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.

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

2024-05-30T00:31:00+01:00By

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

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

2024-05-23T00:01:00+01:00By

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

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

2024-05-16T00:01:00+01:00By

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

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

2024-05-09T00:01:00+01:00By

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

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

2024-04-25T00:01:00+01:00By

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

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

2024-04-18T00:01:00+01:00By

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

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

2024-04-11T00:27:00+01:00By

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

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

2024-03-28T00:02:00+00:00By

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

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

2024-03-21T00:01:00+00:00By

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

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The simple pleasures of piecing a summer holiday together at home

2024-03-14T00:02:00+00:00By

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

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Can motivational speeches pump up your gym performance?

2024-02-29T00:05:00+00:00By

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

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

2024-02-22T00:37:00+00:00By

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

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

2024-02-15T00:41:00+00:00By

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

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

2024-02-08T00:01:00+00:00By

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

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Does an unhappy partner make you less happy?

2024-01-25T00:01:00+00:00By

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

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

2024-01-18T00:01:00+00:00By

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

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

2024-01-11T00:03:00+00:00By

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

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Schools in England using Airbnb-style strategy to raise funds

2023-12-21T00:01:00+00:00By

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

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

2023-12-14T00:03:00+00:00By

Can our mobile phones enhance the experience of being outdoors?

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

2023-11-30T00:02:00+00:00By

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

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

2023-11-23T00:01:00+00:00By

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

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The male menopause: genuine condition or moneymaking myth?

2023-11-16T00:01:00+00:00By

Should male menopause be considered an actual medical condition?

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

2023-11-09T00:00:00+00:00By

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

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

2023-10-26T00:02:00+01:00By

What is the European Union doing to fight air pollution?

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

2023-10-19T00:02:00+01:00By

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

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

2023-10-12T00:52:00+01:00By

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

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

2023-09-28T00:01:00+01:00By

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

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

2023-09-21T00:01:00+01:00By

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

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

2023-09-14T00:01:00+01:00By

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

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

2023-08-31T00:28:00+01:00By

Is Artificial Intelligence capable of replacing humans in the workplace?

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

2023-08-24T00:02:00+01:00By

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

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US beach town bans balloons to save the ocean

2023-08-17T00:02:00+01:00By

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

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

2023-08-10T00:02:00+01:00By

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

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Should I worry about how much sun I get?

2023-07-27T00:01:00+01:00By

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

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

2023-07-20T00:01:00+01:00By

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

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

2023-07-13T00:01:00+01:00By

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

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

2023-06-29T00:01:00+01:00By

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

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Common disinfectant wipes expose people to dangerous chemicals, research reveals

2023-06-22T00:02:00+01:00By

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