Announcements for May 04, 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
Metropolitan State University, Denver

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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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A new lesson from the Fighting With Food project guides middle and high school students through the chemistry of how metals get into water, the toxicity of lead, and how nutrition can help combat the health effects of lead exposure.

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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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Kenya burns vast piles of elephant tusks as it seeks ban on trade

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

Archive of Geography quizzes


Most High School Seniors Aren't Ready For College

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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Modern pioneers: Two Swiss pilots take solar plane around the world without fuel

-- 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:

Earth Day questions about the future

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Daily Science Webcasts


Passenger Pigeons - De-extinction

Clone a Passenger Pigeon?
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-- May 4, 2016



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



This week's word in the news: TREATABLE

DEFINITION:
Possible to treat; responsive to treatment: a treatable disorder.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
She likened current attitudes toward mental illness to the 1980s attitude toward AIDS, even though diseases of the brain are generally as treatable today as diseases elsewhere in the body.
The Denver Post -- 05/02/2016




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:
Planting With Mom


Resources for K-3

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Kid Scoop Teachers
Find new ideas to use the newspaper to teach across the curriculum. Lesson ideas for both print and e-edition newspapers!


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Kid Scoop Parents Information
Tips for helping your child succeed in school and life, fun educational activities, recipes, crafts, book reviews and more.


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Kid Scoop
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Kid Scoop Activity Pages
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• Skill development!
• Hands-on Minds-on Learning fun!


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!