Yak’s Corner

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Announcements for 9 December, 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.”

The program is available online now: High Five for Leadership.

Yak’s Corner

The December issue of Yak’s Corner is available online now! 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 March.

Weekly Lessons

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Best way to spend Black Friday?

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


Donald Trump’s media criticisms and provocative tweets push journalists to explore different coverage

-- 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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Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Cybersecurity - Hacking the Grid

A frightening new aspect of cybercrime is just beginning to emerge.
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-- Dec 8, 2016





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

This week's quiz
Quiz Archive
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Netherlands and Belgium trade land

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.

Click here to view the entire series


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: REGISTRY

DEFINITION:
An official written record of names or events or transactions.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The university will not cooperate with any federal effort to create a registry of individuals based on any protected characteristics such as religion, national origin, race or sexual orientation.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 12/05/2016