Yak’s Corner
A print and online children’s news magazine published on 30 Thursdays from September through May for Michigan kids ages 6-13. Each eight-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 31 March, 2015:

The 2015 Ford Freedom Award Program

Techpreneurs: Builders of the Innovation Economy

The Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, and Detroit Newspapers in Education are pleased to bring Michigan schools the 2015 Ford Freedom Award Program celebrating technopreneurs.
This 3-piece educational program includes a 16-page student supplement, a classroom poster, and an online teacher guide. In addition, students in grades 4 through 8 are encouraged to enter an essay contest.

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Weekly Lessons
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NIE Special Report

Science of Golf

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If Buildings Could Harvest Electricity

Could a smart building be smart enough to transform the motion that takes place inside it, into electricity?

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

Chile plagued by fires and floods

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

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

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The Green Room: Conservation for the Classroom offers lessons from the National Wildlife Federation to educate and inspire people to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat

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Today's word: robust
Definition: Requiring or characterized by much strength or energy.
NASA's Space Place is a monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students
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Questions based on stories in your Detroit News to spark classroom discussions.

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Quiz Archive
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