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Lesson of the Day: ‘High Schoolers Across the Country Are Seeking “Teenager Therapy’’’

Lesson of the Day: ‘High Schoolers Across the Country Are Seeking “Teenager Therapy’’’

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Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “High Schoolers Across the Country Are Seeking ‘Teenager Therapy’” by Taylor LorenzAs the coronavirus pandemic has upended school, summer plans and daily life for millions of teenagers, many are turning to a podcast to cope. “Teenager Therapy,” hosted by five rising seniors at Loara High School in Anaheim, Calif., has become a…
Lesson of the Day: ‘A Picture of Change for a World in Constant Motion’

Lesson of the Day: ‘A Picture of Change for a World in Constant Motion’

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6. The article concludes:Hokusai already knew, in 1830, how quickly and thoroughly an image’s meaning can change. It’s already there in the picture of Ejiri. …Here, in a crummy little marsh under Fuji, Hokusai gave us a vision of culture in constant motion.Because art’s meaning lies not only in what it looks like, but in…
Over 100 Lesson Plans Based on New York Times Articles

Over 100 Lesson Plans Based on New York Times Articles

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Every school day we choose an important or interesting Times article to feature in our Lesson of the Day and pair it with a warm-up, critical-thinking questions and a going-further activity. The activities and questions are intended to help students understand the article, contextualize it within current and historical world events, and connect the content…
Lesson of the Day: ‘“I Can’t Breathe”: 4 Minneapolis Officers Fired After Black Man Dies in Custody’

Lesson of the Day: ‘“I Can’t Breathe”: 4 Minneapolis Officers Fired After Black Man...

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CNVS 02_NYT Final Script_150429 Transcript Start time: 00:00:00 Rakesh: Racism means basically like... Miles: A large, a large part of uh...a race feels that they’re superior to another race and so and so not only do they believe that but they act on it. Malik: Examples would be in class sometimes I’d be the only…
Lesson of the Day: ‘Athing Mu Might Be America’s Fastest Teenager. How Much Faster Will She Be in 2021?’

Lesson of the Day: ‘Athing Mu Might Be America’s Fastest Teenager. How Much Faster...

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“Hey, guys.” “Hey, what’s up, everybody?” “Hey, everyone.” “Hi, everyone.” “What’s up, guys?” “Hey, it’s Lex Gillette.” “I’m a pro surfer.” “And I’m a canoe slalom athlete.” “Professional distance runner.” “Professional skateboarder.” “Coming to you from San Diego, Calif.” “I’m currently at home, of course. Where else?” “Where I’m staying indoors. Stay inside.” “Just heard…
Lesson of the Day: ‘What We Know About Your Chances of Catching the Virus Outdoors’

Lesson of the Day: ‘What We Know About Your Chances of Catching the Virus...

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As states move to relax restrictions intended to fight the coronavirus pandemic, even the simplest outdoor activities seem fraught with a thousand questions and calculations. Is it safe to stroll on the beach? How about a picnic in the park? Or coffee with a friend at an outdoor table?In this lesson, you will learn about…
Lesson of the Day: ‘After 17 Years Underground, Cicadas Stage a 2020 Southern Invasion’

Lesson of the Day: ‘After 17 Years Underground, Cicadas Stage a 2020 Southern Invasion’

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In this lesson, you will learn about cicadas and the hype over their emergence in several states. Then you will determine the degree to which you believe the hype is warranted.Warm UpThe article you will read today begins, “They break through the ground, like the undead emerging from graves.”How does that sentence make you feel?…
Lesson of the Day: ‘When Cadaver Dogs Pick Up a Scent, Archaeologists Find Where to Dig’

Lesson of the Day: ‘When Cadaver Dogs Pick Up a Scent, Archaeologists Find Where...

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Have you ever watched a dog follow a scent? What have you noticed how they move? They might have their tail alert while advancing quickly along the ground using their nose as a guide. If it’s a pet dog — rather than a working dog — they could be following the smell of leftover food…
Lesson of the Day: ‘The Trump Administration Is Reversing Nearly 100 Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List.’

Lesson of the Day: ‘The Trump Administration Is Reversing Nearly 100 Environmental Rules. Here’s...

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The coronavirus has dominated headlines for the past two months. But all the while the Trump administration has continued to pursue other federal policy actions that shape our country and world.In this lesson, you’ll learn about one such action: In the three years that President Trump has held office, his administration has officially rolled back…
Lesson of the Day: ‘A 92-Year-Old Piano Teacher Won’t Let Students Miss Bach in the Pandemic’

Lesson of the Day: ‘A 92-Year-Old Piano Teacher Won’t Let Students Miss Bach in...

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Cornelia Vertenstein, a Holocaust survivor, is still teaching piano lessons over FaceTime from her Denver home. In this lesson, you will consider the ways students sometimes learn more about life from their teachers than just the subject they are studying. Warm UpHave you ever played a musical instrument? If so, did you take lessons? What…

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