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 30 May, 2016:

Order Yak’s Corner for your classroom

Yak’s Corner news magazine for kids is delivered monthly in a 12-page format. The remaining editions this year will be published on www.dnie.com on March 9, April 13 and May 11. The print version is 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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The 2016 Ford Freedom Award Program

Men of Courage. Advancing the Narrative for African-American Men

The Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, and Detroit Newspapers in Education are pleased to bring Michigan schools the 2016 Ford Freedom Award Program celebrating Men of Courage.

This 3-piece educational program includes a 16-page student supplement, a classroom poster, and an online teacher guide. In addition, students in grades 4 through 8 are encouraged to enter an essay contest.

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Weekly Lessons

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What is facing the class of 2016?



Classroom Caption Contest!
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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:


Cheaters: Doping crackdown may keep Russian athletes, others out of Olympics

-- 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


Sperm Whales - Breeding

How did Moby Dick make babies? Check out the Indian Ocean this week to find out.
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-- May 30, 2016





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

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Six dead after record-setting floods in Texas

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

A new lesson from the Fighting With Food project guides middle and high school students through the chemistry of how metals get into water, the toxicity of lead, and how nutrition can help combat the health effects of lead exposure.

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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: GRIDLOCK

DEFINITION:
A traffic jam in which no vehicular movement is possible. A complete lack of movement or progress resulting in a backup or stagnation.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
An estimated 200,000 people packed South Beach through Memorial Day on Monday, capping a holiday weekend marked by dancing in the streets, teeny bikinis, overwhelming police presence and traffic gridlock.
The Miami Herald -- 05/30/2016