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    Headlines Poster (15 – 21 MARCH 2013)

    Do you know the stories behind this week’s First News newspaper headlines? Download three billboard-style posters featuring top headlines from our (Issue 352 – 15 March 2013) along with Teacher Notes. Perfect for classroom discussion or displays. New posters will be available every week. Stick over the old ones for… Download here

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    Headlines Poster (8 – 14 MARCH 2013)

    Do you know the stories behind this week’s First News newspaper headlines? Download three billboard-style posters featuring top headlines from our (Issue 351 – 8 March 2013) along with Teacher Notes. Perfect for classroom discussion or displays. New posters will be available every week. Stick over the old ones for… Download here

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    Become a Vox Pop school!

    vox pop – from the Latin, vox populi, meaning the voice of the people. The modern phrase, vox pop, came into common use in the 1960s and is popular opinion as represented by informal comments from members of the public. These tend to be in audio or video format and broadcast on… Download here

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    Headlines Poster (1 – 7 MARCH 2013)

    Do you know the stories behind this week’s First News newspaper headlines? Download three billboard-style posters featuring top headlines from our (Issue 350 – 1 March 2013) along with Teacher Notes. Perfect for classroom discussion or displays. New posters will be available every week. Stick over the old ones for… Download here

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    SPECIAL REPORT: Gunpowder, treason, and what?

    This time of year brings lots of traditional celebrations with it – as well as lots of chilly weather! Thankfully, we have bonfires to keep us warm every 5 November, but whose idea was it to celebrate Bonfire Night? First News finds out! Click the link below to download this… Download here

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    Headlines Poster (22 – 28 FEB 2013)

    Do you know the stories behind this week’s First News newspaper headlines? Download three billboard-style posters featuring top headlines from our (Issue 349 – 22 February 2013) along with Teacher Notes. Perfect for classroom discussion or displays. New posters will be available every week. Stick over the old ones for… Download here

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    First News Debate

    The First News Debate will see a panel of MPs face questions from school pupils. Groups of KS3 students will be taken on a tour around the Houses of Parliament, before quizzing the country’s decision-makers, at Speaker’s House. We want to invite ten of our subscribing schools to the Houses of… Download here

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    Headlines Poster (15 – 21 FEB 2013)

    Do you know the stories behind this week’s First News newspaper headlines? Download three billboard-style posters featuring top headlines from our (Issue 348 – 15 February 2013) along with Teacher Notes. Perfect for classroom discussion or displays. New posters will be available every week. Stick over the old ones for… Download here

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    Headlines Poster (8 – 14 FEB 2013)

    Do you know the stories behind this week’s First News newspaper headlines? Download three billboard-style posters featuring top headlines from our (Issue 347 – 8 February 2013) along with Teacher Notes. Perfect for classroom discussion or displays. New posters will be available every week. Stick over the old ones for… Download here

  • Chinese New Year

    Chinese New Year is one of the most important celebrations in Chinese society. It is known in China as the ‘Spring Festival’ marking the start of the season, as well as the beginning of a new life. This year, Chinese New Year falls on 10 February, marking the start of… Download here

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    Headlines Poster (1 – 7 FEB 2013)

    Do you know the stories behind this week’s First News newspaper headlines? Download three billboard-style posters featuring top headlines from our (Issue 346 – 1 February 2013) along with Teacher Notes. Perfect for classroom discussion or displays. New posters will be available every week. Stick over the old ones for… Download here

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    Shakespeare around the world

    Did you know that children in every continent of the world study Shakespeare? From pupils in Denmark studying Hamlet, to 15-year-olds in China learning scenes from The Merchant of Venice, millions of students are introduced to his stories every year. Shakespeare’s Globe Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in… Download here