There’s never been more ways to find out the news, but does it ever feel like you’re finding out too much or maybe just not enough about the right things? Track your news consumption habits for a week and then reflect on the way the news is shaping your mindset. Found some habits that aren’t doing you any good? Then you’ll explore some ways to change them.
Some kids will be able to work on this activity with minimal support.
This is a good activity for kids to complete independently.
Ideal for: Upper Primary, Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary
- think and connect
Time required: 20 minutes (but requires approximately five minutes to fill in a table per day for a week)
This activity provides you kid/s with a tracker for how they are consuming news and how it makes them feel. This could provide a great opportunity to check in with children about how they feel about the current pandemic.
- A source of news (TV, social media, newspaper, other)
- Black Dog’s Article: 10 Tips for Managing Anxiety during COVID-19 (optional)
- Medical News Today Article: How to cope with the news (optional)
Learning@Home from Cool Australia
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.