Image from the New York Times archives
If you have been talking about the subway in class (I know many of you have been!), consider showing your students one or both of these interactive features from the New York Times.
This collection at Lens, the Times' photography blog, captures the contemporary feeling of the subway system. This interactive feature sorts images by two-decade periods to give a sense of the history of the subway.
Students could choose a favorite image to write about or discuss, or you could use these images to generate vocabulary for a lesson on subway stories.