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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Michigan K.I.D.S. is the Detroit Newspapers in Education (DNIE) non-profit for the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News that provides digital e-Editions of the Free Press and The News, related online and print teaching resources, and other services to schools across Michigan.

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Announcements for 9 February, 2016:

Order Yak’s Corner for your classroom

Yak is back! This year, the Yak’s Corner news magazine for kids will be delivered monthly in a 12-page format. It’s available for delivery to schools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, for all classrooms who sign up to receive free access to the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News e-editions.

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Anti-bullying program for grades 3 and up
Last Chance order deadline: Wednesday, October 21!

The "Team Up With The Tigers" Strike Out Bullying program is online now!

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It’s not too late to receive printed copies. Click here for more information.

Weekly Lessons

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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
Teacher comments


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


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

-- 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


Owl Inspired - Quieter Blade

Engineers are trying to design a quieter turbine blade inspired by the structure of an owl's wing.
Play Audio
-- Feb 9, 2016





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

This week's quiz
Quiz Archive
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Gulf Coast States React To Growing Cases Of Zika Virus

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Police raid elderly bridge players in Thailand

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

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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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