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Teach and learn with The Times: Resources for bringing the world into your classroom

Teach and learn with The Times: Resources for bringing the world into your classroom

Highlights

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    Winners from our Coming of Age in 2021 Contest. We’ll be running a version of this challenge again this fall.
    CreditClockwise from top left: Charlie Ballenger, Zubin Carvalho, Amina Bilalova, Osayamen Okungbowa, Jenny Zou and Courtney Duffy

    Contests

    Our 2022-23 Student Contest Calendar

    This year’s lineup mixes classic challenges with new opportunities.

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    What’s going on in this picture? Look closely at the image above or view it in a larger size, then tell us what you see by posting a comment. On Thursday afternoon, we will reveal more about the image and its origins at the bottom of this post.
    CreditPhotographs by Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

    What’s Going On in This Picture?

    What’s Going On in This Picture? | Dec. 5, 2022

    Look closely at this image, stripped of its caption, and join the moderated conversation about what you and other students see.

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      Student Opinion

      Do You Feel Joy at Others’ Success?

      When your friends share their wins with you, are you happy for them? Or do you get jealous instead?

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  1. Word of the day

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    Word of the Day: newfangled

    This word has appeared in 26 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year. Can you use it in a sentence?

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  2. Student Opinion

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    Bertha Vazquez teaches seventh-grade science in Miami.
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    Should Students Learn About Climate Change in School?

    Around half of middle school science teachers teach the subject minimally or not at all. How important do you think it is for young people to learn about climate change?

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  3. Contests

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    Winners of our 2021 contest reviewed, among many other things, the “West Side Story” movie remake, New York City’s Little Island and Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel “My Year of Rest and Relaxation.”
    CreditNiko Tavernise/20th Century Studios; Amr Alfiky/The New York Times; Alessandra Montalto/The New York Times

    Our 8th Annual Student Review Contest

    We invite students to play critic and submit an original review about any kind of creative expression covered in The New York Times. Contest open from Nov. 16 to Dec. 14.

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Resources for Teaching and Learning

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    Writing Prompts

    Student Opinion Q’s, Picture Prompts & Current Events Conversation

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    Quizzes and Vocabulary

    Weekly News Quiz, Word of the Day, Country of the Week and Student Crosswords

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    Contests

    Student Contests & Our Contest Calendar

Resources by Subject

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    Social Studies

    Lesson plans for social studies from The Learning Network.

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    Science & Math

    Lesson plans for science and math from The Learning Network.

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    E.L.L. & Arts

    Lesson plans for E.L.L. & arts from The Learning Network.

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    Current Events

    Lesson plans on current events from The Learning Network.

Accessible Activities

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    Together

    Tell us a story, real or made up, that is inspired by this image.

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    What’s going on in this picture? Look closely at the image above or view it in a larger size, then tell us what you see by posting a comment. On Thursday afternoon, we will reveal more about the image and its origins at the bottom of this post.
    CreditCarl De Souza/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

    What’s Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 21, 2022

    Look closely at this image, stripped of its caption, and join the moderated conversation about what you and other students see.

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