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

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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. 9
Fire Prevention Week
The National Fire Protection Association is focusing on smoke alarms in bedrooms for this year’s Fire Prevention Week. The Mini Page will educate readers about safe practices and escaping from fires.

Oct. 16
A Visit to Iceland
The Mini Page had the pleasure of visiting Iceland over the summer. In this
issue, we share some facts about the people, animals and natural wonders of
the island nation.

Oct. 23
Meet Sacagawea
More than 200 years ago, a Native American woman helped explorers Lewis and
Clark as they set out to learn more about the Louisiana Territory and
beyond. The Mini Page introduces this important historical figure and
outlines her contribution to the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Oct. 30
Beautiful Bones
We’ll be seeing lots of skeletons as Halloween approaches. But what are our
skeletons really like? The Mini Page helps students connect the bones and
learn how to take good care of them.

Nov. 7
Father and Son
Andrew and Jamie Wyeth are two of three generations of American painters.
The Denver Art Museum’s exhibition “Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio”
brings together the works of this father and son for visitors to understand
their connection. The Mini Page introduces the artists and finds out about
the influences each had on the other.

Nov. 13
Our Great Seal
As we celebrate Veterans Day, The Mini Page reminds us of how our country’s Great Seal came to be. We review the symbolism of each element of the seal.

Nov. 20
Finding a Way Home
November is National Adoption Month, and Nov. 21 is National Adoption Day this year. The Mini Page learns about foster care adoption from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Nov. 27
Talkin’ Turkey
Gobble Gobble! It’s time to catch up with the source of our favorite holiday meals, turkey.

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

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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