Yak’s Corner
A print and online children’s news magazine published once each month from September through May for Michigan kids ages 6-13. Each 12-page issue is filled with educational and entertaining stories about places, people and events in Michigan and around the world. The Yak’s Corner online page also includes “Yaktivities” for each issue, a Yak Art Gallery, student writing and more.


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Announcements for 24 June, 2016:

The 2016 Ford Freedom Award Program

Ford Freedom Essay Contest Winners

The Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, and Detroit Newspapers in Education asked students to submit essays on a Man of Courage” earlier this year. Winners were honored at the Ford Freedom Awards Scholar Lecture on May 17.


For a list of winners, click here

Weekly Lessons

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Will delegates try to dump Trump?



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

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


‘Net neutrality’ court decision bars ‘fast lanes’ and ‘slow lanes’ for different web content

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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


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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Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Tundra - Clipping

Science Diarist Ted Schuur is in Alaska's northern latitudes, using ordinary garden clippers and canning jars to conduct cutting edge climate research.
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-- Jun 24, 2016





Questions based on stories in your Detroit News to spark classroom discussions.

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U.S. says it will stay in Black Sea despite Russian warning

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

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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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This week's word in the news: JAYWALKING

DEFINITION:
Walking across a street outside of marked cross-walks and not at a corner, and/or against a signal light.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A jaywalking pedestrian died early Sunday when a Cadillac Escalade slammed into him as he crossed East Colfax Avenue in a dimly lit area, Aurora police said.
The Denver Post -- 06/20/2016