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
1. Pretend you want to hire an explorer to discover new information about rainforests. Design a newspaper ad seeking such a person. Use newspaper words in your ad.
2. In the newspaper, circle any words that mean to explore or to find new things . How many words did you find?
3. Find people in the newspaper who are good examples of the qualities important to explorers: curiosity, courage, wisdom, determination, salesmanship . Explain why you chose those people.
4. How are these important for exploration: (a) determination, (b ) Leif Erikson, (c) rainforests and (d) Neil Armstrong?
5. Divide friends into four teams: Outer Space, The Oceans, The Human Body and Rainforests . Give each team a large piece of paper. Now have each team cut and paste words and pictures from the newspaper about that team’s topic. Allow 10 minutes for your activity. Which team has the most items after 10 minutes?
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 how science and its practical application, technology, have had a major influence on the ways people interact with the world. (Social Studies: Science, Technology and Society)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)