Web Site The New York Times Learning Network Connections
This NY Times-hosted site offers a prime resource for teachers, students, and parents looking to keep up with current events. Three different parts of the site include the Teacher Connection, the Student Connection, and the Parent Connection. The site offers news summaries, a daily news quiz related to that day's New York Times, a word of the day, science questions and answers, daily lesson plans, an issue in depth, and a test prep question from Kaplan, crossword puzzles, and numerous other interactive resources for students to test and improve their knowledge of current events and prominent figures. The site also includes sections where students can send letters to the editor and ask a question of a reporter. The parent section includes conversation starters, discussion topics, and a news snapshot--an image from the New York Times, with suggested who, what, when, where, why, and how questions.