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.

Oct. 28, 2016
It’s Pumpkin Time!
Colorful pumpkins are native to the Americas and have been important sources of food and fiber for centuries. The Mini Page also explores their role in the customs and traditions of Europeans and modern Americans.
Teacher Guide

Nov. 4, 2016
Who Was Houdini?
Harry Houdini died on Halloween 90 years ago. The famous illusionist and escape artist forged a career out of his uncanny ability to work himself out of (literal) binds.
Teacher Guide

Nov. 11, 2016
Mini Page Hero: Louis Zamperini
In honor of Veterans Day, The Mini Page explores the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete and World War II hero who endured torture and lived to share his story. This issue is part of our Mini Page Heroes series.
Teacher Guide

Nov. 18, 2016
Get There by Air
With holidays approaching, kids may find themselves in airports — maybe for the first time. This issue of The Mini Page shows them what to expect and how to behave as they become air travelers.

Nov. 25, 2016
The First Settlers
The Mini Page explores the adventures of the Jamestown settlers, who arrived in 1607, and their relations with the Powhatan Indians in the area.

Dec. 2, 2016
75 Years Ago: Pearl Harbor
It’s been 75 years since the Japanese launched their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands. The Mini Page explains how the attack happened and its role in U.S. Involvement in World War II.

Dec. 9, 2016
A Book for a Winter Day
The Mini Page’s winter reading suggestions will get kids excited about putting their noses in books while on vacation from school!

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


Click here for an archive of past issues of the Mini Page