Resources for Teachers and Students

Let The Augusta Chronicle help you with your classroom instruction with our special programs, or try a few of the great resources linked below to incorporate into your curriculum planning.

College 411

College 411: All the information students need to know about college can be found in this fun-filled romp with the "animals" of fictitious Zoo University. Their sage advice covers finding the right school, filling out applications, writing great essays, financing, and much more. Humorous cartoons lighten the mood so that students can concentrate on what they need to know without getting nervous about the process.

Constitution Comics

Constitution Comics: A federal mandate requires teachers to teach about the Constitution each year on or about September 17. This expanded 20-page section is available to engage students on all levels. The comic strips explore a mythical land called Glory and how they created a constitution, very much like America's.

Earth Day Every Day

Earth Day Every Day: April 22 is Earth Day and millions of kids will work together to protect the planet. Students can join this effort by doing and learning with this activity-filled romp across the curriculum. They'll dive into water, make a garbage pizza, calculate EarthMath, learn the history of Earth Day and more!

Give Them the Keys

Newspaper In Education Week is celebrated annually during the first full school week of March, specifically March 5-9, 2012. Marking the event this year, the NAA Foundation re-releases the teacher's guide Give Them the Keys. The curriculum, first introduced in 2002, has been updated to include standardized lesson plans which include common core standards, technology standards, leveled activities and assessments.

Homework Spot

Grade level categories for valuable elementary, middle and high school homework sources for English, math, science, history, art, music, technology, foreign language, college prep, health, life skills and much more.

Learn to be Healthy

Interactive student health science activities and teacher lesson plans that include teacher-led activities, student games and web quests.

National Geographic

Encourage geography education for students. Promote natural and cultural conversation and inspire students through new media and vibrant exhibitions and live events. (all ages)

National Geographic Kids

Check out this exciting world of videos, activities, games, and stories.

National Geographic Little Kids

Packed with teaching tools to help parents of 3-6 year olds develop a love of learning in their children.

NIE and the Common Core State Standards

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released a set of state-led education standards, the Common Core State Standards, in June, to be adopted state-by-state. Georgia adopted the standards in July. The standards establish clear and consistent goals for learning that will prepare America's children for success in college and work. This teacher's guide, "NIE Meets the Common Core Standards," provides 77 page

Parade Classroom

This program delivers teacher guides and current events quizzes every week. Guide includes a calendar, reader involvement programs, classroom activities, and more. Key Concept: Current Events Available Online: Weekly Grades:


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