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The New York Times in Education Teaching Toolkit

We encourage you all to read and share AASCU’s latest free publication, The New York Times in Education Teaching Toolkit. This toolkit builds on a long and productive partnership between AASCU and the Times—one that produced our American Democracy Project.

This toolkit showcases some of the great work happening on AASCU and ADP campuses, while providing a roadmap for those who want to expand their teaching techniques and strategies to include current events, and Times coverage and resources. We have collected observations, learning outcomes, course descriptions, assignments and course syllabi from real instructors who are currently using The New York Times in their classrooms. The result is a rich resource for anyone looking to bring the outside world into the classroom.

While compiling this toolkit, we paid close attention to learning outcomes. When possible, we have highlighted courses and assignments that we think help students to become stronger readers, writers and critical thinkers; to develop an increasing sense of global awareness and level of civic engagement; to widen their understandings of cultural diversity and social relevance, and to demonstrate ethical behavior and leadership skills. These outcomes, along with so many other reasons, are why we are proud to share this toolkit with each of you.

We hope you will take a look. Please feel free to let us know how you’ve incorporated the Times into your own classroom. The toolkit is available for download on the AASCU website.

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