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Lesson of the Day: ‘Chasing the Truth: A Young Journalist’s Guide to Investigative Reporting’

Lesson of the Day: ‘Chasing the Truth: A Young Journalist’s Guide to Investigative Reporting’

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8. Now that you have read the first chapter of “Chasing the Truth,” revisit your response to the warm-up. What did you learn about investigative journalism that you didn’t know? Why is it important? Would you want to be an investigative journalist? Why, or why not?9. Make a prediction: After finishing the first chapter, how…
Lesson of the Day: ‘Where Do Your Spices Come From?’

Lesson of the Day: ‘Where Do Your Spices Come From?’

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This lesson is a part of our new Accessible Activities feature, which aims to welcome a wider variety of learners to our site and to The Times. Learn more and tell us what you think here.Lesson OverviewFeatured article: “Where Do Your Spices Come From?” by Aina J. KhanIn this lesson, you will join the reporter…
Lesson of the Day: ‘In Los Angeles, Glimpses of an Oasis With Deep Immigrant Roots’

Lesson of the Day: ‘In Los Angeles, Glimpses of an Oasis With Deep Immigrant...

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Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “In Los Angeles, Glimpses of an Oasis With Deep Immigrant Roots.” Photographs and text by Stella Kalinina.At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, The New York Times started a new series, The World Through a Lens, in which photojournalists transport you, virtually, to some of our…
Lesson of the Day: ‘The Year in Pictures 2021’

Lesson of the Day: ‘The Year in Pictures 2021’

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Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “The Year in Pictures 2021”Each year, photo editors at The New York Times sift through thousands of images to find the perfect photographs to represent the year’s news. The 176 images collected here present the story of 2021 “through the eloquent universal language of photography,” Meaghan Looram, The Times’s director of photography,…
Lesson of the Day: ‘Eating My Way Through New York City’

Lesson of the Day: ‘Eating My Way Through New York City’

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This lesson is a part of our new Accessible Activities feature, which aims to welcome a wider variety of learners to our site and to The Times. Learn more and tell us what you think here.Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “Eating My Way Through New York City” by Melissa GuerreroIn this lesson, join Melissa Guerrero, a New…
Lesson of the Day: ‘In Texas, a Battle Over What Can Be Taught, and What Books Can Be Read’

Lesson of the Day: ‘In Texas, a Battle Over What Can Be Taught, and...

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Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “In Texas, a Battle Over What Can Be Taught, and What Books Can Be Read”A new Texas state law constricts teachers when it comes to discussing race and history. At the same time, a local politician is questioning why 850 titles are on library shelves. The result: “A lot of our teachers…
Lesson of the Day: ‘In Kentucky, Tallying the Grim Scale of Destruction’

Lesson of the Day: ‘In Kentucky, Tallying the Grim Scale of Destruction’

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Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “In Kentucky, Tallying the Grim Scale of Destruction”A tornado outbreak tore through six states on Friday night: Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The greatest loss of life was in Kentucky, where Gov. Andy Beshear said on Monday that there were 74 confirmed deaths. Officials are still attempting to find victims…
Lesson of the Day: ‘Birds Aren’t Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory.’

Lesson of the Day: ‘Birds Aren’t Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z...

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Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “Birds Aren’t Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory.” by Taylor LorenzHave you ever seen, read or heard about a conspiracy theory? Do you believe in any? How concerned are you about people falling for them? Are they something that you, your family or your friends take seriously?The Birds…
Lesson of the Day: ‘Hoping for a Dog Phone? You May Have a Long Wait.’

Lesson of the Day: ‘Hoping for a Dog Phone? You May Have a Long...

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Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “Hoping for a Dog Phone? You May Have a Long Wait.” by Christine ChungA scientist in Scotland created and tested a device that allowed her dog to make video calls. While the dog generally only made calls by accident, the study has raised questions about animal communication through technology.In this lesson, you…
Lesson of the Day: ‘Overdose Deaths Reached Record High as the Pandemic Spread’

Lesson of the Day: ‘Overdose Deaths Reached Record High as the Pandemic Spread’

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Lesson OverviewFeatured article: “Overdose Deaths Reached Record High as the Pandemic Spread” by Roni Caryn RabinEarly figures from the National Center for Health Statistics reveal that 100,000 Americans died of overdoses in the 12-month period that ended in April 2021. This number is up almost 30 percent from the year before. Administration officials and researchers…

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