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Announcements for 22 January, 2017:

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball during his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. As a way of celebrating the momentous and historic event, and keeping the memory of Robinson alive, the Tigers will host the 21st Annual Jackie Robinson Art, Essay and Poetry Contest in his honor and to celebrate Robinson's nine values of success: Courage, Determination, Teamwork, Persistence, Integrity, Citizenship, Justice, Commitment and Excellence.

Now through March 5, 2017, middle school and high school students throughout the state of Michigan may enter the contest by submitting an original work of art, an essay or a poem in honor of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson.

Click here for more details.

Yak’s Corner

Entries for the Yak’s Corner Favorite Book Character Contest are due on February 1, 2017! Students in grades 1-6 are eligible to enter by drawing their favorite book character and writing about what makes the character their favorite. First, second and third place winners in each grade will receive a Barnes & Noble gift card, and all participants can receive a certificate. Click here for rules and entry form.

The last two issues of Yak’s Corner will be published in 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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What does GOP want for health care?

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


Presidential swearing-in: Ceremonies, parade and dancing on a historic Friday in Washington, D.C.

-- 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


Emerald Ash Borer - Saving a Species 20Jan17

Natural enemies, resistant genotypes - all part of the effort to save our ash trees.
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-- Jan 20, 2017





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

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Quiz Archive
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Czechs ready for fake news ahead of elections

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

NBC Learn, in partnership with Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, chronicles World War II history and the innovations behind the war’s greatest aircraft.

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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: INAUGURAL

DEFINITION:
Of, relating to, or characteristic of an inauguration. The ceremonial induction into a position.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
But the name apparently strikes too close to home for inaugural organizers.
The Denver Post -- 01/16/2017