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 21 September, 2014:

Welcome back to school!

Detroit Newspapers in Education is pleased to announce our 2014-2015 program and invite teachers to order online.
Orders will not be automatically renewed this year. We’ve updated our order system and all orders must be entered fresh.
Our products are aligned to Core Common Standards, and they’re 100% sponsored this year. Quantities are limited, so please take the time to order today.

Sponsored products available:
  • Detroit News and Detroit Free Press e-Editions
    Electronic replica of the daily Detroit News and Detroit Free Press.
  • Yak’s Corner news magazine for elementary students
    Yak’s Corner will be delivered to classrooms in two forms this year. We will have 9 print issues and 30 digital issues.
  • Detroit Tigers “Go To Bat For Respect” Anti-Bullying supplement and classroom poster
    Our award-winning anti-bullying program focuses on respect; respect for others and respect for ourselves. Orders must be placed by September 16 to ensure delivery on September 25.
  • Weekly e-Newsletter
    Our weekly newsletter will be automatically emailed to anyone with a placed order. The newsletter includes announcements about our latest offerings from DNIE, including new student supplements, contests and links to new weekly lessons.
Weekly Lessons
What's new:

NIE Special Report

Fighting With Food

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Katydids and Crickets - Discovery

Scientists learn something new about crickets and katydids when they stop looking and start listening.

Listen here!

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

Philippines considers law to give Muslims autonomy

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.

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: transparency
Definition: Characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices
NASA's Space Place is a monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students
View this Month's lesson


Track news stories around the world


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

This week's quiz
Quiz Archive
Click here to print out this week's quiz for your classroom

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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