Yak’s Corner
A print and online children’s news magazine published on 32 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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Online fun and educational activities for our youngest readers, their teachers and families, including two week’s worth of free Kid Scoop Download Edition learning packets. Each six-page packet focuses on a curriculum-based theme.
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Airliner shot down near Ukraine-Russia border

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

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Sea Otter - Recovery

Once hunted for their fur, Sea Otters have been saved from extinction thanks to the efforts of conservation biologists.
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-- Jul 23, 2014




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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The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return in September!

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GOP leaders run from Palin proposal

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This week's word in the news: HARROWING

DEFINITION:
Extremely disturbing or distressing.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
To Samuel, the journey meant trading a hopeless situation at home for potential security and prosperity in the United States — but first he needed to survive the trip north, dodging police and criminals, and a harrowing ride on top of a freight train for hundreds of miles.
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism / The Arizona Republic -- 07/21/2014