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How Slang and Language Reflect and Shape Culture
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What role does slang play in our language? How does slang both ...

What role does slang play in our language? How does slang both shape and reflect culture? In this lesson, students consider the slang words they use daily and the role slang plays in our culture. Then, they explore slang words in terms of parts of speech, connotations, and etymologies. The final product asks students to display their findings in a visually interesting way and compile a class dictionary.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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The New York Times Company
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
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How do people manage when the going gets tough? What traits help ...

How do people manage when the going gets tough? What traits help some people, or whole societies, succeed where others fail?
In this lesson students will first survey their own experience of adversity, looking for moments in which they managed to overcome obstacles or witnessed others doing so. Then they will explore coverage in The New York Times to seek a broader understanding. Finally, students can write narratives in which they propose a theory on how people overcome challenges, based on their research and personal experience.

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Character Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
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Provider:
The New York Times Company
Date Added:
10/13/2016
Thinking Critically:  Reading and Writing Culture Reviews
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This resource walks students throught the process of exploring the genre of ...

This resource walks students throught the process of exploring the genre of critical reviews through close reading analysis, as well as how to write reviews on a wide variety of topics.  Advice and tips from several New York Times critics is included, as well as guiding questions, rubrics, and links to get started across a variety of topics.  Final products may be developed for submission to the Student Writing Review Content held by the New York Times each fall, or through other publishing avenues.  Several suggestions for publishing are provided.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The New York Times Company
Date Added:
03/14/2017