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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.

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Mini Page Topics
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October 10
What in the World Are We Doing in Space?
All over the world, countries are launching spacecraft. Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft plans to drop the first ever lander onto a comet this November. NASA and Indian spacecraft are entering Martian orbits in September to study that planet’s atmosphere. The Mini Page talked with NASA experts to learn about this year’s most important ventures into outer space.

November 14
Military Pioneers of Flight
In the early part of the 20th century, man’s ability to fly through the air in a plane was seen as an exotic entertainment. But as World War I began, the military saw endless applications for the airplane. We celebrate Veterans Day with an issue about how flight evolved to meet the needs of our military branches.

November 21
A World of Continents
As we celebrate Geography Awareness Week, Nov. 16-22, The Mini Page examines the seven continents and their characteristics. Working with National Geographic, we focus on food production all around the world.

November 28
Save the Children
When people are in the middle of a crisis, whether it be from nature or war, children suffer the most. Save the Children provides children-friendly spaces to crisis areas in 120 countries, including the United States. Education is a top priority. The Mini Page talked with the education coordinator to learn how children are rebuilding their lives in the midst of chaos.

December 5
Yosemite Turns 150!
Yosemite National Park comprises some 1,200 square miles of waterfalls, forests, valleys and gorgeous scenery. The Mini Page learns more about this favorite national park as it celebrates 150 years.
 

 

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