Announcements for Aug 31, 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

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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Thinking about how you think can become confusing, making the brain one of the most complicated organs to study. NBC Learn’s eight-part video series on the brain is divided into easily-understood concepts, which together create a broader view of how versatile and mysterious the human brain can be.

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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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Poland radar image 'almost certainly Nazi train'

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

Archive of Geography quizzes


Which college grads get the most pay for their degrees?

Discussion prompts & video archive.



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


Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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Backlash: Presidential hopeful Donald Trump antagonizes Hispanic voters and media

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return with the September 14 lesson!

This week's lesson:

Is junk science fooling food junkies?

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Daily Science Webcasts


Urban Ecology

We've heard the story of the city mouse and the country mouse. What about the city and country ants?
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-- Aug 31, 2015



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



This week's word in the news: POSTHUMOUS

DEFINITION:
Occurring or continuing after one's death


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
By favoring personal privacy over a family's wishes, the companies hope to appeal to the unspoken will of their users while also lessening the bureaucratic hassle of complying with millions of posthumous requests.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 08/31/2015



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 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 Honey of a Bee


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!