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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Chile plagued by fires and floods

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

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If Buildings Could Harvest Electricity

Could a smart building be smart enough to transform the motion that takes place inside it, into electricity?
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-- Mar 31, 2015




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


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

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Classroom Caption Contest!
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This week's lesson:

Is race too touchy to talk about?

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This week's word in the news: ROBUST

DEFINITION:
Requiring or characterized by much strength or energy.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
This vaccine differs from other Ebola vaccines in development because, as an inactivated whole virus vaccine, it can prime the host immune system with the complete range of Ebola viral proteins and genes, which makes it more likely to trigger a robust immune response, according to a news release from UW-Madison.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -- 03/30/2015