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Announcements for 22 October, 2016:

The Detroit Tigers "High-Five for Leadership" student supplement teaches students how to become leaders in their schools and communities, the different ways people can lead successfully and how ANYONE can become a leader. In “The PAWS Plan for Leadership,” the Tigers mascot offers step-by-step tips to becoming a leader, and students can commit to being leaders by signing “The Tigers Pledge for Leadership.”

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Yak’s Corner

Yak’s Corner is a 12-page news magazine for children in grades 1 through 6, published in October, December, March and May. Classrooms in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties can receive free print copies with orders for free access to the Detroit Free Press and/or Detroit News e-Editions.

Click HERE to order Yak’s Corner delivery starting in December.

Weekly Lessons


Republicans split ranks over Trump

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

New space race: Two companies compete to offer Mars ‘tourism’ flights in coming decades

-- 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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Daily Science Webcasts


Perceived speed is a matter of how many body lengths are moving per second!
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-- Oct 21, 2016

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

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Quiz Archive
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21 abducted schoolgirls freed in Nigeria

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Think you know football? Ok, what's a prolate spheroid? This 10-part video series focuses on the science behind NFL football.

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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: SPHERE

An area of influence or activity. A three-dimensional shape that looks like a ball.

When people learn to work together on community goals outside of government, they can enter the elected sphere and be much more effective.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 10/17/2016