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What Do You Think About Efforts to Ban Books From School Libraries?

What Do You Think About Efforts to Ban Books From School Libraries?

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Please note: Our Student Opinion questions specifically invite the voices of young people. We ask that adults respect the intent of this forum and refrain from posting here.Across the United States, parents, activists and lawmakers are arguing that some books, especially those about sexual and racial identity, do not belong in school libraries. Have you…
Film Club: ‘Think About the Beautiful Future Ahead’

Film Club: ‘Think About the Beautiful Future Ahead’

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4. Next, join the conversation by clicking on the comment button and posting in the box that opens on the right. (Students 13 and older are invited to comment, although teachers of younger students are welcome to post what their students have to say.)5. After you have posted, try reading back to see what others…
Do You Think Pluto Should Be a Planet?

Do You Think Pluto Should Be a Planet?

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Pluto was the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006, when the International Astronomical Union knocked it down to “dwarf planet” status because a similarly-sized body, Eris, had been discovered orbiting the sun.Do you think Pluto should still be considered a planet? Should Eris be one, too? What if we find another big object…
What Do You Think of Our New Vocabulary Quizzes?

What Do You Think of Our New Vocabulary Quizzes?

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“It wasn’t a helicopter. And it wasn’t an airplane. It was a _____ between the two, with a curved hull, two small wings, and eight spinning rotors lined up across its nose and tail.”Which one of these words — breakdown, chaos, cross or mix-up — best completes this sentence from a New York Times article…
Do You Think It Is Time to Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time?

Do You Think It Is Time to Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time?

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Ms. Coaston sets up the episode and conversation:As you will likely learn on Nov. 7 when your oven clock is suddenly wrong — or maybe that’s just me — clocks in most of the United States will fall back an hour, plunging us into darkness for the next four months until we change them back…
What Do You Think Your Favorite Book or Movie Character Eats For Dinner?

What Do You Think Your Favorite Book or Movie Character Eats For Dinner?

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Eleven from “Stranger Things” loves Eggo waffles. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live on pizza. Harry Potter routinely chugs Butterbeer. What do you think your favorite characters eat? What does Katniss Everdeen in “Hunger Games” eat when she’s hungry or the Incredible Hulk when he is hangry? Does Baby Yoda eat baby food?In “From the…
Do You Think You Will Ever Travel to Space?

Do You Think You Will Ever Travel to Space?

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — A SpaceX rocket lifted off on Wednesday night from a launchpad here, carrying four Americans on an adventure to orbit the Earth for three days that will be like no other.None of the crew works for NASA. The mission, known as Inspiration4, is the first orbital trip where not one…
Do You Think You Live in a Political Bubble?

Do You Think You Live in a Political Bubble?

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Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to The New York Times until Sept. 1, 2021.America is increasingly politically polarized. How politically diverse do you think your neighborhood is? Do you think your neighbors are mostly Democrats or Republicans? Do you think you live in a partisan bubble?In “Do You Live in…
Do You Think You Have Experienced ‘Learning Loss’ During the Pandemic?

Do You Think You Have Experienced ‘Learning Loss’ During the Pandemic?

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Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to The New York Times until Sept. 1, 2021.There is currently “a roiling debate in education, about how and even whether to measure the academic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s children — and how to describe learning gaps without stigmatizing or discouraging…
Do You Think You Make Good Climate Choices?

Do You Think You Make Good Climate Choices?

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In “Think You’re Making Good Climate Choices? Take This Mini-Quiz,” Veronica Penney’s four-question quiz assesses your understanding of the efficacy of different climate choices. The quiz takes less than five minutes; we recommend that you answer the four quiz questions before moving on.Ms. Penney then discusses the results of a study in which most participants…

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