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Lesson of the Day: ‘The U.K. Spy Agency MI5 Joined Instagram. It Wasn’t for the Likes.’

Lesson of the Day: ‘The U.K. Spy Agency MI5 Joined Instagram. It Wasn’t for...

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Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to The New York Times until Sept. 1, 2021.Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “The U.K. Spy Agency MI5 Joined Instagram. It Wasn’t for the Likes.” by Marie FazioMI5, the British domestic intelligence agency known for its spying and secret-keeping, is now on Instagram. It joins other intelligence…
Lesson of the Day: ‘As Covid-19 Devastates India, Deaths Go Undercounted’

Lesson of the Day: ‘As Covid-19 Devastates India, Deaths Go Undercounted’

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If you are reading this from India, The Times would like to hear from you. As the editors of this call-out write, “We want to see what you see and understand what you have endured, and we want to know what you’re doing to comfort one another and pass the time until India can return…
Lesson of the Day: ‘Four Studies of Black Healing’

Lesson of the Day: ‘Four Studies of Black Healing’

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4. Read the introduction of chapter two, “Relationships,” that begins with, “During this journey….” Then, as you read the rest of the section, choose one image and one quote that you think best illustrates the main idea from the introduction. Explain why you chose the image: What about it was particularly moving or evocative to…
Lesson of the Day: ‘One of the World’s Oldest Science Experiments Comes Up From the Dirt’

Lesson of the Day: ‘One of the World’s Oldest Science Experiments Comes Up From...

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Going FurtherOption 1: Learn more about seed storage projectsHave you heard or read about other seed storage projects, including perhaps the two mentioned in the article — the doomsday-prevention crop seed vaults and Indigenous food sovereignty efforts? Read the two excerpts below to learn a bit more.“Arks of the Apocalypse,” by Malia Wollan, focuses on…
Lesson of the Day: ‘As New Police Reform Laws Sweep Across the U.S., Some Ask: Are They Enough?’

Lesson of the Day: ‘As New Police Reform Laws Sweep Across the U.S., Some...

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In “What Is to Be Done About American Policing?,” published last July, Spencer Bokat-Lindell presented three paths to policing being debated in the streets, in the press, in academe and in Congress at the time. Here are some excerpts:Abolish the policeThe idea of eliminating policing as we know it is foreign to most Americans, but…
Lesson of the Day: ‘How Working From Home Changed Wardrobes Around the World’

Lesson of the Day: ‘How Working From Home Changed Wardrobes Around the World’

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Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to The New York Times until Sept. 1, 2021.Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “How Working From Home Changed Wardrobes Around the World” by The New York TimesHow much has your fashion style changed during the coronavirus pandemic? Which styles do you think are here to stay and…
Lesson of the Day: ‘A Tiny Particle’s Wobble Could Upend the Known Laws of Physics’

Lesson of the Day: ‘A Tiny Particle’s Wobble Could Upend the Known Laws of...

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2. What are muons? What did Chris Polly, a physicist, observe that was unusual about their behavior?3. How does this recent experiment at Fermilab relate to a similar experiment at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in 2001?4. What did Dr. Polly mean when he asked, “What monsters might be lurking there?” Do you have this same…
Lesson of the Day: ‘Art Without Borders’

Lesson of the Day: ‘Art Without Borders’

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6. The essay ends with a call to action — a call to art — in the midst of a pandemic that has depleted America’s artists and art institutions, and other challenges our country faces:We need art that shakes us and we need lots of it — not just in major cities, but also in…
Lesson of the Day: ‘Making Music Visible: Singing in Sign’

Lesson of the Day: ‘Making Music Visible: Singing in Sign’

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5. How has the pandemic fostered new visibility for signing and music? Give at least one example.6. In creating Sing and Sign’s interpretation of Bach’s “St. John Passion,” Susanne Haupt said, “We didn’t want to just translate text. We wanted to make music visible.” How did Haupt, along with deaf people and a choreographer, do…
Lesson of the Day: ‘How Teachers Are Exploring the Derek Chauvin Trial With Students’

Lesson of the Day: ‘How Teachers Are Exploring the Derek Chauvin Trial With Students’

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Listen to a “Daily” podcast examining the case that has been brought against Mr. Chauvin so far.Look at photos by Times photographers capturing the events across Minneapolis as the trial began.Then, respond to these prompts:What is one new thing you learned about the trial of Mr. Chauvin?What is one key takeaway from the trial so…

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