The Times-News Newspaper in Education program provides print and electronic replica editions (e-editions) of the newspaper at a reduced rate for use in Alamance County (N.C.) area classrooms. Teachers from elementary to high school use the newspaper as a tool for increasing test scores, improving reading comprehension skills, and helping students experience history as it happens.
National Parks in Winter
In our national parks in the winter, you can hear the ice crystals from Old Faithful drop as they fall to the ground and see herds of bison, wolves and bighorn sheep rather than just one or two. In the quiet, less crowded parks, you can hike, ski, snowshoe, ice fish and ice skate. The Mini Page talked with a park ranger to find more about these national treasures as they are during the winter.
Constellations Light Our Way
The patterns of stars in the night sky have fascinated people on Earth for thousands of years. The Mini Page speaks with an expert at the Smithsonian Institution Air and Space Museum about constellations and the meanings that have become associated with them from different cultures and different ages.
The Color of Light
The beautiful windows that adorn many churches and other public and private buildings are works of art. In this issue, we learn about the history of stained glass and how the artful windows are made.
Winter break is a great time to catch up on good books! Join The Mini Page as we cuddle up with some page-turners.
Technology Blasts Forward
Technology changes are coming faster and faster. The printing press changed the world, but computers are changing the world every day, affecting every part of life. The Mini Page explores some of the powerful changes of the past and looks to the future.
A 2014 Calendar for Kids
The Mini Page starts off the new year right with our annual calendar, outlining 2014 holidays and special months. We also include a place for kids to put reminders of family special events.
Sailing Between the Stars
On Aug. 25, 2012, the Voyager 1 spacecraft became the first human-made object to leave our solar system. Scientists now have the data that proves it. Voyager 2 is expected to follow it into interstellar space in about three years. The Mini Page talks with the NASA Voyager chief scientist to learn more about these embodiments of the human drive to explore new worlds.
The Beautiful Sport
Figure skating is a lovely mixture of art and athletics, and it is one of people’s most loved sports to watch in the Winter Olympics, which will be starting soon. The Mini Page talks with Lori Nichol, one of the world’s top choreographers for Olympic figure skaters, to learn more about the art of figure skating.
Welcome to Sochi!
The 22nd Winter Olympic Games begin Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia. The Mini Page finds out more about the site of this Olympics and the country of Russia.