e-Edition Subscribers Sign in Here:
Announcements for 29 July, 2014:
Ford Freedom Award Essay Contest Winners
The Ford Freedom Scholar’s Lecture was held on Wednesday, May 21. Over 1,600 students attended and heard words of inspiration about the power of perseverance from Myrlie Evers-Williams and Kweku Mandela Amuah, grandson of former South African president Nelson Mandela. (Read about and see pictures from the event on the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press websites, and check out the May 29 issue of Yak’s Corner.)
Essay contest winners were announced during the event.
• Christa Buehler, 8th grade, Belmont
• Jacijane Lybbert, 6th grade, Bloomfield Hills
• Gabriel Runyon, 5th grade, Westland
• Zach McKibbon, 6th grade, Farmington Hills
• Abigail Bogits, 8th grade, Ypsilanti
• Ciera Collier, 7th grade, Clinton Township
• Mehlam Kadwalwala, 7th grade, Rochester Hills
► Click here to see a full list of finalists
2014 Ford Freedom Award Program
The 2014 Ford Freedom Award Program is now available online! This year’s program, titled "The Power of Perseverance," profiles people who have demonstrated the kind of perseverance and tenacity that is at the core of the African American experience and has sustained its greatest leaders. Students will learn about the determination and bravery of Ford Freedom Award honorees Nelson Mandela and Myrlie Evers-Williams, and many more.
This program is sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund in partnership with Michigan K.I.D.S.
NIE Special Report
Back by popular demand: Writers Speak to Kids
Cell Sounds - Diagnostic
Well, your heart sounds good, let's hear what your cells have to say.
► Listen here!
Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:
Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.
►Get This Week in History
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
►Click here to view lessons
Today's word: fracking
Definition: An abbreviated and altered term for hydraulic fracturing, which is the process of injecting a high-pressure fluid (usually water mixed with sand and “trade secret” chemicals) into subterranean rocks to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.
NASA's Space Place is a monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students►View this Month's lesson
Lesson Module Quick Links
Track news stories around the world