In three short lessons, students will explore three types of literary devices using The New York Times Magazine’s Poem column.
How can music represent a mix of cultures? What role does music play in our diverse identities? How can music reveal complex histories? These are some of the questions explored by the short lesson plans below as they spotlight three examples of music from Latin America.
An exploration of Native Americans fighting to ensure representation, repatriation and recognition. Aimed at teachers and students, relevant to anyone who cares about social justice.
A deep dive into racial segregation in schools. Aimed at teachers and students, but relevant for anyone who cares about education and social justice.
News of Philp Roth's retirement coincided with a time when my attitude toward his work had changed from appreciation to obsession.
In the fifth episode of the hit sitcom New Girl, a self-styled stud tries to impress an Indian-American woman by declaring that he loves India. "I love Slumdog. I love naan. I love pepper. I love Ben Kingsley, the stories of Rudyard Kipling. I have respect for cows, of course. I love the Taj Mahal, Deepak Chopra, anyone named Patel. I love monsoons. I love cobras in baskets…I love mango chutney, really, any type of chutney."
Last Friday, I found myself alone in a Manhattan movie theater at 11:00 AM, half an hour before the first screening of The Great Gatsby on opening day. It was a rare occasion—I seldom go to the movies alone, and the last three films I saw in the theater were documentaries about Dutch fisherman, Tibetan Buddhists, and a Latvian hermit.