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 4 September, 2015:

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.

Click here to order now.

Anti-bullying program for grades 3 and up
Order deadline: Wednesday, September 16!

The "Team Up With The Tigers" anti-bullying program, presented in partnership with the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Tigers Foundation, is designed to help kids gain confidence to stand up to bullying together, to join forces with friends and adults to do what is right and let bullies know it’s not ok to be hurtful in person or online. The 12-page student supplement includes stories from Detroit Tigers spokesperson Ian Kinsler and other players on how standing together to strike out bullying gives people an equal chance to succeed on and off the field. It’s free to Michigan classrooms.

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Weekly Lessons

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


Backlash: Presidential hopeful Donald Trump antagonizes Hispanic voters and media

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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


Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Poison Ivy - Control

An unexpected discovery may lead to a new way of controlling Poison Ivy.
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-- Sep 4, 2015




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

This week's quiz
Quiz Archive
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Which college grads get the most pay for their degrees?

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Poland radar image 'almost certainly Nazi train'

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

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.

Click here to view this week’s video installment


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: 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