Teaching materials

A lot of information comes at us. How do you process it in a critical way? How do you build a well-founded opinion? How do you deal with differences of opinion and what if they get out of hand? And how can you make your voice heard in society? With the Opinionmakers teaching package, you and your pupils will discover the answers to all these questions and turn your pupils into real opinion makers!

For students in the third grade of secondary education.

Questions about Opinionmakers? Ask Rani Simoens.

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What's it about

The topics covered in the five modules:

  • What is critical thinking and how do you do it?
  • Fallacies and dealing with differences of opinion.
  • (Online) polarisation and hate speech.
  • Debating you can learn.
  • Active citizenship.

How to use it

Opinionmakers consists of five different modules, which you can use separately or sequentially in the classroom. For each module, there are content videos for your students and one or more corresponding teaching methods that you can use in the classroom.

  • You can use the videos in two ways: students watch the videos in advance at home as an individual learning process or you can do it together in class. You can find the videos herePlease note: the videos are in Dutch. Turn on subtitles on Youtube.
  • Download the teachers' manual below with all the info on the themes, methods and worksheets.
  • In the teaching methods, you and your students actively work with one of the insights from each module. The length of the methods varies, as is indicated for each method. Some methods are accompanied by a powerpoint to support the teacher in the classroom.