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 8 October, 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 14!

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, but orders must be received by October 14. Click here to order now.

Weekly Lessons


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

This week's lesson:

Who pays for corporate mistakes?

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

Injury risks and slipping interest reshape high school football’s status in some districts

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive

Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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Daily Science Webcasts

Alarm Calls

What's a bird to do when it sees a predator lurking nearby?
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-- Oct 8, 2015

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

This week's quiz
Quiz Archive
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Schools Prepare Students for Emergencies

Discussion prompts & video archive.

Burundi descending into anarchy

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Thinking about how you think can become confusing, making the brain one of the most complicated organs to study. NBC Learn’s eight-part video series on the brain is divided into easily-understood concepts, which together create a broader view of how versatile and mysterious the human brain can be.

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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: RATCHET

To move by degrees (often followed by up or down).

EPA leaders' long-delayed decision ratcheting the current 75 parts per billion ozone limit to 70 ppb foists even heavier challenges on high-growth metro Denver and other cities exceeding the standards.
The Denver Post -- 10/05/2015