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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Stephen Colbert's Epic Interview With Smaug The Dragon

Discussion prompts & video archive.


NIESpecial Report


Science Behind the News

NBC Learn, in partnership with he National Science Foundation, explores the science, technology, engineering and math found in current events. This 7-week series helps connect fundamental STEM topics to real-world news stories.

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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:



Ebola wipes out Christmas in Sierra Leone

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Holiday tech gifts include new phone gadgets, app-driven robot, LEGO Technic, Skylanders tablet game

-- 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:

Does news media focus on violence?

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Archive of past lessons
Teacher comments

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Daily Science Webcasts


Seasonal Science - Holes

Grey squirrels have two homes - winter and summer, and woodpeckers help in the renovation process of the winter dwelling.
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-- Dec 19, 2014



This week's word in the news: IMPISH

DEFINITION:
Resembling an imp; mischievous.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cocking her head with an impish grin, 6-year-old Francisca Ajtum gives her holiday voice a spin at home in Florida City.
The Miami Herald -- 12/15/2014


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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.

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