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.

Aug. 5, 2016
Separation of Powers
The founders of our country wanted to keep each branch of government in check, so they constructed a balanced separation of powers among the legislative, executive and judicial branches. We’ll review these branches and what they do.

Aug. 12, 2016
The Power of Polls
As the presidential election looms ever closer, we hear daily updates on surveys of the American electorate. But what do polls mean, and how can we better understand them? The Mini Page gets help from a mathematician in sorting out polling.

Aug. 19, 2016
A Bat’s Life
With their appetite for insects, bats are a common part of summer in some areas of the country. The Mini Page learns more about these flying mammals that live in almost every part of the world.

Aug. 26, 2016
Find Your Park!
The National Park Service turns 100 this year. The Mini Page fills us in on special programs and events happening in the park to celebrate the anniversary.

Sept. 2, 2016
London’s Inferno
In 1666, the city of London was swept up in a great fire that destroyed thousands of homes and other buildings. The Mini Page explores the cause of the fire along with how it was finally extinguished.

Sept. 9, 2016
Curious George Turns 75!
The beloved book character Curious George got his start in pre-war Europe. The Mini Page introduces his creators, H.A. and Margret Rey, and charts his path to fame in children’s literature.

Sept. 16, 2016
Mini Page Heroes: Clara Barton
The founder of the American Red Cross was helping others before she was even a teenager! The Mini Page’s first edition of Mini Page Heroes with Dr. Dennis Denenberg and Lorraine Roscoe.

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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