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Lesson Plan: To Develop Empathy for Characters, Write Them a Modern Love Essay

Lesson Plan: To Develop Empathy for Characters, Write Them a Modern Love Essay

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I introduced my students to Modern Love by reading “I Wanted To Love Her, Not Save Her” aloud, and explaining the structure of the narrative essay. Then I encouraged them to read at least two more essays of their choice. Next, I assigned them to assume the voice of one of the characters from “Interpreter…
Lesson of the Day: ‘Shifting Norms on Tattoos in Japan’

Lesson of the Day: ‘Shifting Norms on Tattoos in Japan’

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This lesson is a part of our Accessible Activities feature, which aims to welcome a wider variety of learners to our site and to The Times in general. Learn more and tell us what you think here.Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “Shifting Norms on Tattoos in Japan” by Hikari HidaIn recent years, beliefs about tattoos have been…
Lesson of the Day: ‘An Intimate Look at Mexico’s Indigenous Seri People’

Lesson of the Day: ‘An Intimate Look at Mexico’s Indigenous Seri People’

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Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “An Intimate Look at Mexico’s Indigenous Seri People.” Photographs and Text by Núria López TorresThe Seri, an Indigenous nation of only about 1,000 people, have lived in northwestern Mexico for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Their identity is deeply tied to their natural environment, which in recent decades has been susceptible…
Lesson of the Day: Photos of the Past

Lesson of the Day: Photos of the Past

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3. How do the photos help tell the story? Which photos did you spend the most time with? What drew you to them?4. What story do the photos tell when looked at together? Glance back at the order of the photos. How does the order work, or not work, to tell the story?5. Did you…
Lesson of the Day: ‘Formula 1 Roars Into Miami, Where Cars Are Already King’

Lesson of the Day: ‘Formula 1 Roars Into Miami, Where Cars Are Already King’

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Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “Formula 1 Roars Into Miami, Where Cars Are Already King” by Patricia MazzeiDo you like cars? What kind of car do you hope to own or drive one day?In this lesson, you will learn about the culture of souped-up cars, luxury cars and collector cars that has flourished in Miami for decades.…
Lesson of the Day: ‘A Day In the Life of the Ballet Dancer and Choreographer James Whiteside’

Lesson of the Day: ‘A Day In the Life of the Ballet Dancer and...

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This lesson is a part of our Accessible Activities feature, which aims to welcome a wider variety of learners to our site and to The Times in general. Learn more and tell us what you think here.Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “A Day In the Life of the Ballet Dancer and Choreographer James Whiteside” by Arden Fanning…
Lesson of the Day: ‘What Would the End of Roe Mean? Key Questions and Answers.’

Lesson of the Day: ‘What Would the End of Roe Mean? Key Questions and...

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Return to your journal and write down your first thoughts and reflections after reading the article. Then, make a list of the questions you still have, perhaps sharing your list with others in your class. Finally, choose a question and try to answer it with one of the pieces from the list below, which includes…
Lesson of the Day: ‘The Secret Sounds of “Dune”: Rice Krispies and Marianne Faithfull’

Lesson of the Day: ‘The Secret Sounds of “Dune”: Rice Krispies and Marianne Faithfull’

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Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “The Secret Sounds of ‘Dune’: Rice Krispies and Marianne Faithfull” by Kyle Buchanan, Photographs by Peter FisherDo you ever notice the many sounds in films that help enhance the mood, atmosphere and tone? Do any films stand out to you for their use of audio?In this lesson, you will learn how far…
Lesson of the Day: ‘Inside a Home for L.G.B.T.Q. Seniors: “I Made Friends Here.”’

Lesson of the Day: ‘Inside a Home for L.G.B.T.Q. Seniors: “I Made Friends Here.”’

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In Greenwich Village, here in New York City, Christopher Park and Sheridan Square, and the area around the Stonewall Inn, is a place where the LGBT community gathered to celebrate our victories, to mourn our losses. But mostly, to protest. It was a place where the community felt comfortable and safe, because we were all…
Lesson of the Day: ‘As Families Grieve, Grandparents Step Up’

Lesson of the Day: ‘As Families Grieve, Grandparents Step Up’

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Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “As Families Grieve, Grandparents Step Up,” by Paula Span with photographs by Todd HeislerIn the United States, as many as 200,000 children have had a parent die from Covid-19. In the wake of those losses, other family members — often grandparents — frequently step up to support the grieving children.In this lesson,…

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