Students are invited to enter poems written in response to news stories to the Fighting Words Poetry Contest. This workshop guides teachers and students in how to craft a successful entry.
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Reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
Students explore how to seek out under-reported global stories and make local connections to them in this workshop.
This lesson pools resources on youth movements in 4 countries and asks students to examine: what matters to young people the world over, what matters to you, and how do you fit into a global picture?
In celebration of Women's History Month, we've compiled our top five lesson plans that feature reporting on women's rights and the ways women are fighting for them.
Students explore an interactive story map of a journalist's journey on foot along the Silk Road to think critically about subjective perceptions of geography and to design their own creative maps.
Students explore how their image of the word "home" compares with how three Syrian women imagine their future homes through close analysis of the multimedia project "Finding Home" from TIME Magazine.
Students explore a multimedia story about refugee families to identify causes and possible responses to the refugee crisis and connect with those affected by it.
Students will learn about the concept of epidemiology and how it is used to control or prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Students explore the process, purpose, and impact of investigative journalism in order to create a resource that clearly and engagingly conveys information about the Paradise Papers.
This lesson will explain and demonstrate the conflict between the Republic of Haiti and Dominican Republic, the two countries that coexist in the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean.
The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.