Announcements for Oct 07, 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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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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Burundi descending into anarchy

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Schools Prepare Students for Emergencies

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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Injury risks and slipping interest reshape high school football’s status in some districts

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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

This week's lesson:

Who pays for corporate mistakes?

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Archive of past lessons
Teacher comments


Daily Science Webcasts

Oysters - Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay - home to a multimillion dollar oyster industry, is threatened by industrial and agricultural pollution.
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-- Oct 7, 2015

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

This week's word in the news: RATCHET

To move by degrees (often followed by up or down).

EPA leaders' long-delayed decision ratcheting the current 75 parts per billion ozone limit to 70 ppb foists even heavier challenges on high-growth metro Denver and other cities exceeding the standards.
The Denver Post -- 10/05/2015

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:
Fire Prevention Week

Resources for K-3

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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!