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Teaching and Learning with the New York Times

Thought I’d share this useful website published by the New York Times. Every week they offer new educational resources based on the articles, photographs, videos, illustrations, podcasts and graphics published in The New York Times – all for free.

Whether you’re here for the first time or have been visiting our site regularly for the last 20 years, we invite you to take a look around.

Every school day since 1998, we have offered fresh classroom resources — from lesson plans and writing prompts to news quizzes, student contests and more — all based on the articles, essays, photos, videos and graphics published on

All of our features for students are free, and we hear from thousands of teenagers around the world each week. So whether the students you know are interested in politics or pop culture, science or sports, fashion, food or foreign affairs, invite them here to join the conversation. The New York Times

You will find the menu where you can choose among articles quizzes, multimedia, and contests.






As a teacher, you can also find Lesson plans. Today I have chosen poetry and Teaching With NYT Virtual Reality Across Subjects. I downloaded the New York Times Virtual reality app on my iPhone. It is a good idea to have a Google Cardboard for more focused viewing, but I just used my phone and that works too. Remember headphones. Look here for ideas

Since we will be working with our in-depth project in April I thought it might be a good idea to look at this lesson plan; Helping Students Discover and write about the issues that matter to them. Start off by asking these questions.

First, jot down 8-10 ideas that resonate with you from the prompts.

Then, consider the following questions and respond to at least three of them:

• What issues are you struggling with?

• What are you passionate about? What are the issues in your passion?

• When you look at our society today, what worries you/makes you mad?

• When you look at your generation, what worries you/makes you mad?

• What do you get that other people just don’t seem to get?


One comment

  1. Hello,
    from Mrs. Matveyeva’s Class Blog.

    Thank you for sharing very useful information. We are really interested about learning with NYT. For example, our teacher is recommended for us to read news about Political, culture, education and etc form NYT. For me, NYT is help to improve my English skills like writing and reading. Moreover, it’s inspire me to do learn about more about different countries and cultures, people and histories. Is it inspire you also? 🙂

    Can you give a piece of advice for another way learning with the New York Times for foreign people?

    We are also beginners for using blog, but if you interested about our country and culture more, you can read it here:

    With best wishes,

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