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 26 November, 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.

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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


Classroom Caption Contest!
Win a book by creating a caption for this week's lesson

This week's lesson:

Web brews up a 'war' on Christmas

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

Scary times: More than 30 governors resist federal plans to bring Syrian war refugees

-- 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

Thanksgiving Day Parade - Inflation Day

For many New Yorkers, watching the giant parade balloons being filled on the day before Thanksgiving, has become part of their holiday celebration.
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-- Nov 25, 2015

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

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Quiz Archive
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Bacteria evolves to defeat 'last resort' antibiotic 

Discussion prompts & video archive.

Record heat could spark intense wildfires in Australia

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

This ten-part series explores the science of natural disasters to reveal the human and economic toll caused by catastrophic events. Learn about a variety of natural disasters, as well as the tools and resources that can reduce the loss of life, damage to infrastructure, and the environment.

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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: RESETTLEMENT

The transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind).

About 500 protesters, chanting slogans and carrying signs in the shadow of the State House, gathered Friday night to speak out against Governor Charlie Baker’s efforts to reconsider the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Massachusetts.
The Boston Globe -- 11/23/2015