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First News Special Editions

From WWI to outer space, First News has created a series of topical special editions for your school to use in class, for homework or remote-learning. Each one is available as a free digital copy. Please refer to the publishing dates below for information on when the content of each edition was created.

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WWI and WWII

Special Editions

Published between 2014-2015

Immerse your pupils in history with special editions commemorating WWI and WWII. Journey through a collection of fascinating stories, photographs and reports from WWI and WWII.

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Fake News

Special Edition

Published September 2018
Updated June 2021

Making Sense of the News supports the teaching of critical literacy and explaining how to fact check articles, while offering an exploration of the history of news reporting.

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Shakespeare

Special Edition

Published March 2015
Updated June 2021

In this special edition learn all about Shakespeare, from early theatre performances of his plays to modern retellings, as well as a look at some of his most famous characters and influences.

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The Queen

Special Edition

Published April 2015

In this special edition learn all about the royal family, as well as an in depth look at the Queen’s childhood, her reign and much more!

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Politics

Special Edition

Published April 2015

In this special edition learn all about who runs our country, what general elections are and what the different political parties stand for.

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Space In Focus

Special Edition

First published September 2015
Updated June 2021

What is space? How big is it? What causes the seasons to change? Find out everything there is to know about space in this special First News In Focus edition.

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Food

Special Edition

Published September 2015

In this special edition learn all about how to have a balanced diet as well as what food wastage is, where the food we eat comes from and more!

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