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 29 July, 2015:

Get ready for the 2015-16 school year!

Detroit Newspapers in Education is now accepting orders for the 2015-16 school year. We’re pleased to once again offer free access to e-editions of the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News to all Michigan classrooms. When you register, you will also have the opportunity to order printed materials for delivery free of charge to classrooms in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

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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:

Trump trash talk draws jeers, voters

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Archive of past lessons
Teacher comments


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


Biochemist’s sexist remarks at science conference shine attention on gender bias in labs

-- 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


Floyd - Old Time Music

Then the banjo met the violin in southern Appalachia, it gave rise to what's now called "Old Time Music" - which in turn, morphed into Bluegrass.
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-- Jul 28, 2015




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

This week's quiz
Quiz Archive
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Mass Shootings Bring Gun Control Debate Front and Center

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Turkish warplanes attack Kurds in Iraq

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

New materials from Miami University’s Fighting With Food project focuses on the process of inquiry and helps teachers engage their students in the topic of toxicants and the role nutrient dense foods in helping to combat their effects with a new graphic story style format.

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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: COLIFORM

DEFINITION:
Relating to a rod-shaped bacteria normally present in the intestine


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Company officials said tests indicate that water in the affected area has E. coli and total coliform, bacteria that can make people sick.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 07/27/2015