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 3 August, 2015:

Get ready for the 2015-16 school year!

Detroit Newspapers in Education is now accepting orders for the 2015-16 school year. We’re pleased to once again offer free access to e-editions of the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News to all Michigan classrooms. When you register, you will also have the opportunity to order printed materials for delivery free of charge to classrooms in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

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Weekly Lessons

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The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return with the September 14 lesson!

This week's lesson:

Trump trash talk draws jeers, voters

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


Is it a movie or real life? Learning the difference is entertaining -- and educational

-- 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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Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Exploring Tibet - Monsoon Politics

Climate change thousands of years ago may have changed a culture.
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-- Aug 3, 2015




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

This week's quiz
Quiz Archive
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Schools Tackle Social Media

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil the lion's killer

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: IDEOLOGICAL

DEFINITION:
Pertaining to or characteristic of an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A push to use state taxpayer dollars to continue the program failed in the Republican-led state Senate earlier this year, killed by ideological and fiscal objections.
The Denver Post -- 08/03/2015