topic five – in the community (continued)
teacher's notes - general approach
Many young people feel that they get a bad press these days.
The following activities may help them to discover why and
what they can do about it.
You will find examples of newspaper cuttings on resource
sheet 6 page 25 as an indication of the type we think
would be useful to use. You will see that they include positive
reports as well as negative ones. It might well be better
to find your own or ask the class to look for similar ones
from their local or national newspapers.
strategy - task one
Divide the class into small groups so that they can sort
out the headlines about young people.
• What impression do they give of young people?
• Do they think they give an accurate picture?
If so, do they like the picture?
If not, what do they think is a true picture?
Bring the class together to discuss what they have decided
in their groups.
Also discuss together:
• Do they think that any of their own behaviour could
be responsible for the bad press the younger generation get
• Can they think of anything they could do to create
Let the class go back into their groups:
• Write out the sort of headlines about young people
they would like to see in the newspapers, preferably from
their own experience. Maybe this could be a report of something
in which they have been involved or have heard about locally
or something they would like to do and have reported.