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September 13, 2017 : News You Can Use

The Mini Page is a syndicated, four-page tabloid written for young children found each Wednesday in The Denver Post. This issue of The Mini Page is available through the eEdition Archive to registered eEdition subscribers

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Activities:

1. Make a collage of newspaper pictures and words showing people exercising their First Amendment rights.

2. Make a series of trade cards. Look for newspaper headlines that are related to one of the rights in the First Amendment. Paste the headline on one si de of a 3 - by - 5 card. On the back of the card, write the “Freedom” that is found in the First Amendment. Have friends try to identify the freedom from the headline.

3. Look at a weekend edition of your newspaper – one that lists information about religio us services in your community. How many organizations are listed? What different religions or denominations are represented?

4. Find a news story that addresses one of the fr eedoms in the First Amendment. Examine how the topic is discussed in differ ent media s ources: the news story, an editorial a bout the topic, a TV news story and an Internet news site or blog. What common facts are included in each of the media sources? How are the sources different?

5. Find news stories about a decision, a ction or issue about each of the following : a national story, state story and community story. Explain how each of the decisions or events relates to the First Amendment.

Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them.

This week's standard:
Students understand the ideas, principles and practices of citizenship in a democratic republic. (Social studies: Civics)

(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)

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