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.

July 8, 2016
Olympic Warm-Up
The Summer Games open on Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Mini Page helps readers get warmed up with a look at the events and the venues.

July 15, 2016
Meet Me in Cleveland
The Republican National Convention begins July 18. The Mini Page will explain how the convention works and learn a bit about Cleveland.

July 22, 2016
Meet Me in Philly
The Democratic National Convention begins July 25 in Philadelphia. We’ll explore the city and the ins and outs of the convention.

July 29, 2016
Icons Welcome World to Rio
With so many languages spoken at the Olympic Games, icons play an important role in communicating to all the world. This week’s Mini Page explores some of the icons for the Rio games and what they mean. It includes a quiz of some of the sport pictograms.

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.

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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