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.

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Why Isn't The K.C. Shooting Suspect A 'Terrorist?'

Discussion prompts & video archive.


NIE Special Report

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Children's book authors share their writing experience to help students learn more about the craft and techniques of creative writing.

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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)

National Wildlife Week
March 17th - 23rd

The following resources and activities from National Wildlife Federation, its Affiliates and Partners are designed for educators to teach about the connections between water and the shared need of people and wildlife for clean water. Learn about wildlife in the U.S. with and fun and informative lessons and activities you can do with your students.

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



Uranium workers dying after working Namibia mine, report warns

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

‘Boston Strong’ spirit and strict security mark Monday marathon, shadowed by 2013 blasts

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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

This week's lesson:

Climate warnings grow more dire

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Daily Science Webcasts


Termites: Insect Hydro-Power

Could termites be the key to a clean energy future? Some think that this unpopular insect may be the solution for cheap hydrogen power.
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-- Apr 24, 2014



This week's word in the news: STATUTE

DEFINITION:
A written law passed by a legislative body.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Why Hernandez, mayor of Miami-Dade County’s second-largest city, can’t be charged with violating Florida’s loan-sharking laws is clear: The statute of limitations — one year — ran out long ago.
The Miami Herald -- 04/21/2014


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NIE Institute's Additional Resources for Your Classroom


Learn to Teach With the e-edition. It's Easy!

The Atlanta Journal Constitution e-edition is educational, efficient, and easy to use. It makes learning fun for students by reaching them where they live - in an increasingly digital world. And, it can be easy and fun for you, too. Check out our online teacher tutorial. It gives you step-by-step directions for using the e-edition tools. We'll even give you suggestions for learning activities that meet state standards. Easy! Educational! Efficient! A triple winner!

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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