In honor of Women’s History Month, the New York Times asked their spring Student Council — 25 teenagers from all over the United States, as well as from China, South Korea, England and Canada — to search the Times and find the most interesting pieces they could on the broad topic of gender. As your students skim the selections below, they might choose the two or three articles that interest them most, then answer some of these questions:
- What do these pieces have in common? What patterns do you notice?
- What do they say about the lives and roles of women and girls? About men and boys?
- How are ideas about gender changing? What do you think about those changes?
- What connections (PDF) can you make to one or more of the articles you chose and your own life?
- Why does any of this matter?