News Consumption And Mental Health

News Consumption And Mental Health

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Year 5 - 10
  • English
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Economic
  • Financial Literacy
  • ...

Lesson summary

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.

Lesson guides and printables

Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Curriculum codes: 

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)

Curriculum connections: English, Critical and Creative ThinkingPersonal and Social Capability

Tips for Parents and Carers
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.

Additional info

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.

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