Yak’s Corner

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Michigan K.I.D.S. is the Detroit Newspapers in Education (DNIE) non-profit for the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News that provides digital e-Editions of the Free Press and The News, related online and print teaching resources, and other services to schools across Michigan.

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Announcements for 13 December, 2017:

Yak’s Corner Favorite Book Character Contest

Thank you to all the teachers and students who entered the 2017 contest. The results are in!

Learn about the winners by clicking here.

Detroit Newspaper in Education bids farewell

Thank you for your interest and engagement with DNIE. It’s been an honor to provide quality educational materials to your classrooms, to help you inspire kids to read and enjoy the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News.

During its 40-plus year history, the award winning DNIE program produced many timely and relevant student supplements, 168 issues of the beloved Yak’s Corner news magazine, an interactive website, and many writing and art contests. Most importantly, we have helped tens of thousands of young people discover the wonders of reading and the importance of newspapers. We’re proud of the impact we’ve had and grateful for your many years of support and participation.

As the newspaper industry continues to evolve and newspaper products have become more accessible to students on digital platforms, newspaper education programs across the country have discontinued at a rapid pace. DNIE has outlasted many and we have our generous subscribers to thank for making that possible. But at long last, the time has come for DNIE to close.

We are still able to offer free access to the e-edition, the electronic replica of the printed newspaper. Access to the Free Press can be ordered now at: https://gannettmediaeducation.gannett.com/newspapers/home?newspaper=Detroit+Free+Press". Access to the Detroit News is forthcoming and we will share the order link with you as soon as possible.

DNIE.com will be open through December 31.

Wishing you a wonderful school year and all the best in the future.

Detroit Newspapers in Education

Weekly Lessons


Russia banned from Winter Olympics

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Teacher comments

Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:

Tech and electronic gifts: See what's new and imaginative for this month’s holidays

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive

Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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Daily Science Webcasts

Daily Science Audio webcasts: An exclusive partnership with Pulse of the Planet, updated daily with two-minute sound portraits of Planet Earth. Tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sounds.

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Questions based on stories in your Detroit News to spark classroom discussions.

This week's quiz
Quiz Archive
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Trump decision on Jerusalem sparks protests

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

10 new videos and lessons
This 2nd installment completes the 20-part series and continues the exploration of aviation technology and the social impact of war on our nation and the world.

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NASA's Space Place

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students (Updated Monthly)

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This week's word in the news: DRACONIAN

Rigorous; unusually severe or cruel.

There are no proposals on the table to make draconian cuts or to make every American pay a fee or tax.
The Chicago Tribune -- 12/11/2017