New York Times Student Journeys offers educational travel programs for middle school and high school students. The programs focus on destinations The Times has covered, where students can benefit from an insider’s view as they explore themes and topics associated with The Times coverage of local issues. Students completing seventh or eighth grade are eligible to participate in middle school trips, and students completing ninth through twelfth grades are eligible to participate in high school trips. Among the Journeys designed for students in grades 9–12 are “D.C. to Houston: Aerospace Technology and Space Exploration,” “New York to London: The Business of Sports,” and “Silicon Valley to South Korea: Technology and Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” Middle school programs include “Switzerland: Science Innovation in the Swiss Alps,” “Oxford: An Introduction to Journalism,” and “California: Water Conservation, Sustainability, and the Environment.” A complete list of the Journeys, with descriptions, is posted online. Students can expect a collaborative group experience focused on each program’s theme. Group leaders and a New York Times expert will guide students as they choose a culminating project related to the theme, prepare the project, and present it to their peers at the end of the program. The Putney Open Door Fund, a nonprofit foundation with the purpose of providing support for young people seeking educational summer experiences, considers scholarship applications from students applying to these journeys.
Tucked inside Google Earth is a geography quiz created in partnership with Atlas Obscura. The Natural Wonders Quiz is a multiple-choice challenge that asks students to identify special locations around the world.
In 1968 three astronauts embarked on the Apollo 8 mission and witnessed Earth as it had never been seen before. The firstcolor photograph taken beyond Earth’s orbit was later titled Earthrise. An award-winning film from Global Oneness Project documents the story of this photograph. How does the Earthrise photograph provide a context for what it means to be a global citizen?
Issues of identity and belonging are inseparable from the experiences of immigration. Stories of immigrants, past and present, illuminate the human lives behind today’s ever-shifting global landscape. Witnessing peers from diverse geographies helps students to make valuable connections and support, appreciate, and respect cultural diversity.
Youth Perspectives The Global Oneness Project has created a new video collection—Global Youth Perspectives—with seven stories and accompanying lesson plans that highlight youth around the world.
Identity and Belonging Facing History and Ourselves offers more than 170 lessons and other resources on global immigration.