A teacher in a classroom of pupils

Lesson 11 - Influencing attitudes


During this lesson students start to think about how their attitudes and opinions are influenced. They learn how newspapers can sensationalise facts and also get information wrong. They discuss how this can impact on our own attitudes and wider society. Finally they consider the importance of developing their own understanding and finding out the facts, so they can be confident in their own ideas and opinions.

Download the teacher notes for the full lesson plan and guidance on how to deliver the activities.  

Learning objectives

  • Understand that our attitudes can be affected by external influences.
  • Be able to recognise how my attitudes and opinions are influenced.

Subject links

  • Citizenship
  • English
  • History
  • RE


Note: lesson timings are a suggestion only and will depend on your teaching style, student ability and length of discussion. You could choose to run some lessons across a double period.

Last updated: 29 Jan 2019