Poetry Pairing from the New York Times Pairs classic or contemporary poems with photography and articles from the times.
Readings for Women's History Month 25 teenagers from all over the United States, as well as from China, South Korea, England and Canada searched the New York Times to find the most interesting pieces they could on the broad topic of gender. Using both Times search and Times Machine, they unearthed everything from a 1911 report on the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire and a 1972 Times review of “Free to Be … You and Me” to current articles, videos and essays on Hillary Clinton, campus rape debates, gender pronouns, abortion, Title IX, parenting, and the struggles of the transgender community.

Lesson Plans

Text to Text: To Kill a Mockingbird and History of Lynchings
Critical Literacy: Women in 19th-Century Literature Introduce students to fundamental ideas of critical literacy through a reading and critical analysis of two pieces of literature from the 1800s, focusing on each author's intent and intended audience.
Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice: Exposing Racism
Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice: Affirming Our Commonalities and Differences

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