Announcements for Nov 30, 2015

Advantages of the classroom eEdition!

Your students live in a digital world. The eEdition is an excellent interactive tool that helps you and your students meet technology and core curriculum learning objectives.

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Fables and Folk Tales

This collection of stories from various nations combines fantasy, multi-culturalism and lessons in character development. Authentic moral stories from many countries that have stood the test of time.

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Colorado Kids Reporter Recruitment

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Apply to be a Colorado Kids Reporter! It’s fun and there are cool perks

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USS Colorado

Join TPS at MSU Denver, Denver Post Education Services, History Colorado, and the USS Colorado Commissioning Committee for a series of unique events leading up to the commissioning of the USS Colorado, the 15th Virginia class submarine.

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Executive Order 9066

This is the 73rd anniversary of the Executive Order 9066 which allowed the government to move thousands of Japanese people from their homes along the west coast to internment camps, one of which was in Colorado.

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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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NASA's Space Place

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

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Cubans protest new Ecuador visa rule

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Why are millennials under the microscope?

Discussion prompts & video archive.

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

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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New way to roll: Motorized balance boards are glitzy, costly and a target of concerns

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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

This week's lesson:

Do facts matter to candidates, voters?

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Daily Science Webcasts

Wolves and Moose - Mutual Control

On Isle Royale in Lake Superior, wolves and moose lead an interdependent existence.
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-- Nov 30, 2015

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

This week's word in the news: OVATION

An enthusiastic public reception of a person, marked especially by loud and prolonged applause.

Vicki Cowart, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountain, received a standing ovation as she walked to the stage.
The Denver Post -- 11/30/2015

Youth Content

Become a Youth Reporter

A website for 4th through 8th graders. Show off your writing and photography, comment on stories other youth have written and have them comment on your writing, and get the chance to be published in Colorado Kids in The Tuesday Denver Post or the NextGen column in the section in the Thursday Denver Post. Check it out!! Our reporters have interviewed the mayor, the governor, movie stars and directors -- and it could be you.

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The Mini Page has gone digital!

This weeks lesson:
The Mobius Strip

Resources for K-3

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Kid Scoop Lesson Library
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How to Draw
Kid Scoop’s own artist, Jeff Schinkel, shows you how to draw things with step-by-step directions.

Just Plain Weird
Strange stories and amazing facts from Kid Scoop!