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.

STEM – Special Feature

Link to STEM Section

Mini Page Topics
MINI PAGE TEACHER GUIDES: Standards-based activities that accompany each issue are now available online. Click bbs.amuniversal.com/teaching_guides.html to find specific activities related to every topic.

Dec. 4
The Mobius Strip
The Mobius Strip is a never-ending source of curiosity. The Mini Page tries to unwind its mysteries.

Dec. 11
Winter Reading
It’s time to stock up on books (or add to your Christmas list) to read over the holiday break. The Mini Page offers some suggestions for young readers.

Dec. 18
A Gift for Earth
As your family prepares for the winter holidays, think about some changes you can make that will help the planet. Ideas from The Mini Page will help make it a green holiday.

Dec. 25
Holiday Safety
The winter holidays are full of fun and family. Take a few safety precautions early so that your festivities won’t be upset by a mishap.

Jan. 1
Comic Book Art
The art of comic books contributes to the story and draws readers in. The Mini Page talks with an expert about comic book art and its history.

Jan. 8, 2016
A Kids’ 2016 Calendar
A perennial favorite, The Mini Page calendar reminds us of upcoming events and leaves a spot to include your personal special dates. (Contrary to earlier expectations, the calendar issue will be all together, not split into two issues.)

Jan. 15, 2016
Primary Season
As the presidential election looms later in the year, primaries and caucuses are all the talk. But what do they mean?

Jan. 22, 2016
Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan. 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will commemorate that day with an issue about this important historical figure.

Jan. 29, 2016
Saving Money
Let’s talk finances. We’ll review some financial terms, such as taxes and income, and suggest some ways to put money away for a rainy day.

April 29, 2016
Schoolhouse to White House
Have you ever wondered what kind of students our former presidents were? Catch up with a few of them in this issue of The Mini Page.

May 6, 2016
Planting With Mom
The Mini Page looks ahead to Mother’s Day with an issue about container gardening. Get some great ideas for edible plants you can grow anywhere.

May 13, 2016
Let’s Visit Brazil
The Summer Olympic Games will take place in August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Mini Page starts off the coverage with an issue about the largest country in South America.

May 20, 2016
Summer Reading
It’s time for students to put together their lists of books they hope to read over the summer break. The Mini Page helps with some suggestions for great summer reading.

NEW! “Mini Page” Quiz, aligned with Common Core

The NC Press Foundation provides a weekly quiz you can use with the “Mini Page.” It is aligned with the Common Core. Download it here each week (archived copies of the quiz also available). http://ncpressfoundation.org/how-news-connects


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