Topical Talk

The Economist Educational Foundation
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Free teaching resources for weekly classroom discussions about current affairs. These trustworthy, ready-to-use resources are made by expert teachers in collaboration with world-leading journalists and fact-checkers from The Economist newspaper. The material takes the form of 1-hour resource to explore a current story in the headlines or longer Topical Talk Special Editions – packages of five lessons that unpick a topical issue in more detail. The website filters resources for a range of different age groups, including for primary school children. (8-10 yrs, 11-13 yrs)