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October 10, 2018 : Know Your Classmates

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. Draw a silhouette of your head. In the silhouette, paste newspaper words and pictures that show your background, interests and activities. Share your silhouette with friends.

2. Find five activities in the newspaper that are unfamiliar to you and that would expand your understanding. Explain your choices.

3. Find three examples in the newspaper of people from different backgrounds, races or religions who work together for a common goal. Explain why the different people are working together.

4. How are these related to knowing others: (a) biases, (b) isolation, (c) stereotypes and (d) outsiders?

5. With friends, design a back - to - school brochure that encourages students to get to know and accept other students.

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 recognize and interpret how the “common good” can be strengthened though various forms of citizen action. (Social Studies: Civic Ideals and Practices)

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

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