Resources for Teachers and Students

The newspaper is an educational tool that brings the world and learning skills to students every day.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution serves as an exceptional supplement to textbooks, which can no longer keep up with our rapidly changing world. Today's technology allows teachers and students to receive the daily newspaper from anywhere there is an internet connection. It is the AJC's Newspapers In Education Department's intent to supply teachers with electronic newspapers and other educational resources all conveniently online and at no cost! Providing schools with up-to-date supplement information is an essential part of the Newspapers In Education program. Studies show that using newspapers on a regular basis in classrooms improves the reading habits and interest of students. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is proud to work with our educators who use the newspaper as an instructional tool to promote literacy.


Bacteria evolves to defeat 'last resort' antibiotic 

Discussion prompts & video archive.

This ten-part series explores the science of natural disasters to reveal the human and economic toll caused by catastrophic events. Learn about a variety of natural disasters, as well as the tools and resources that can reduce the loss of life, damage to infrastructure, and the environment.

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

Online Extras (Updated every Monday)

The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:

Record heat could spark intense wildfires in Australia

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

Archive of Geography quizzes

Scary times: More than 30 governors resist federal plans to bring Syrian war refugees

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


Classroom Caption Contest!
Win a book by creating a caption for this week's lesson

This week's lesson:

Web brews up a 'war' on Christmas

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Archive of past lessons
Teacher comments


Daily Science Webcasts

Wolves and Moose - Unexpected Connections

You might not expect the wolf population to effect the number of trees in an ecosystem - but it does.
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-- Nov 27, 2015

This week's word in the news: RESETTLEMENT

The transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind).

About 500 protesters, chanting slogans and carrying signs in the shadow of the State House, gathered Friday night to speak out against Governor Charlie Baker’s efforts to reconsider the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Massachusetts.
The Boston Globe -- 11/23/2015

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NIE Institute's Additional Resources for Your Classroom

Daily Lessons
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Daily Lessons from NIE

This calendar provides activities for every day of the school year with a subject specific focus for each day of the week: Monday - Language Arts, Tuesday - Social Studies, Wednesday - Math, Thursday - Science, and Friday - Themes that change monthly.

Click here to get the current monthly calendar

NASA's Space Place

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students

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