Announcements for Feb 13, 2016

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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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Colorado Kids Reporter Recruitment

Love to Write?
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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Tales of The Ancient World

Cultural literacy combines with engaging fantasy in these classic stories of the ancient world. Read about Arachne, the proud weaver who was changed into a spider, Echo’s hopeless love for the self-absorbed Narcissus, Diana’s terrible revenge upon a voyeur, the timeless love story of Cupid and Psyche, the heartwarming tale of Philemon and Baucis, the kidnapping of Proserpina and other cornerstone tales of our culture. Great illustrations add interest to these classic stories!

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NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation have teamed up to produce a 6-part video series that explores how atoms and molecules thousands times smaller than the width of a human hair can be used to create technology for the future.

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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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Police raid elderly bridge players in Thailand

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

Archive of Geography quizzes


Gulf Coast States React To Growing Cases Of Zika Virus

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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Undrinkable water in Flint, Mich., is a signal of health risks from old lead pipes in other cities

-- 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:

How did Flint's water get poisoned?

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Archive of past lessons
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Daily Science Webcasts


Strokes - Collaterals

After a stroke, a specialized network of blood vessels redirects the flow of blood in the brain.
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-- Feb 12, 2016



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



This week's word in the news: TRANSITIONAL

DEFINITION:
Relating to or characterized by transition; "adolescence is a transitional stage between childhood and adulthood"


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The 100 or so residents watching at The Crossing, a transitional shelter in northwest Denver, began to dance.
The Denver Post -- 02/08/2016




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 YourHub.com 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:
A Valentine History


Resources for K-3

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Kid Scoop Lesson Library
Lessons Ideas for using the e-edition and print edition of the newspaper in the classroom.


Next on Kid Scoop
Learn what's featured on the Kid Scoop page in the coming weeks.


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!