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Newspaper in Education Teacher Resources:

This site features more than 300 instructional resources, including high-quality teacher’s guides, serial stories, student supplements and more. There is standards-based curriculum for every subject area and grade level.

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How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular

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Titanic-100 Years of Mystery

At Noon on Wednesday April 10, 1912,
the majestic RMS Titanic began her maiden
voyage from Southhampton, England,
bound for New York. She was the largest
man-made moving creation on land or sea
at that time. Dignitaries, reporters, workmen,
and a crowd of more than 100,000
gazed in awe at the departure of the magnificent ship. She was taller than a ten-story building and nearly a sixth of a mile long. The Titanic was, for her time, the most luxurious ocean liner ever built. She was destined to become the most famous ship in
history, just not in the way most expected.’

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How we elect our President

The U.S. presidential election is the biggest event in American politics. It’s an exciting and complicated process that begins immediately after the preceding election and doesn’t end until the voters have their say. What happens during this extended campaign is a quest not just for votes, but also for political contributions, favorable media coverage, Internet attention, endorsements, and all the other makings of a winning candidacy for the highest elected office in America. Key events along the way include the primaries and caucuses, the party conventions, and the debates-not to mention all the speeches, polls, and focus groups, plus the barrage of radio and television commercials imploring you to vote this way or that.

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The Attacks on September 11, 2001

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane was crashed into a field near Shanksville Pennsylvania. Often referred to simply as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism. Nearly 3,000 people were killed during the attacks including more than 400 police officers and firefighters and 266 passengers and crew on the four planes. This was the most deadly terrorist attack in U.S. history.

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California EPA

Education and Environment Initiative (EEI):

California is currently poised to lead the nation in environmental literacy with the Education and Environment Initiative (EEI). More can and should be done to understand our relationship with the environment, and we believe the best place to begin is in California’s classrooms. With education and a thriving economy at the forefront of the state’s priorities, California’s landmark EEI Curriculum is a national model designed to help prepare today’s students to become future scientists, economists, and green technology leaders.

The K-12th grade curriculum is comprised of 85 units teaching select Science and History-Social Science academic standards. Each EEI Curriculum unit teaches these standards to mastery using a unique set of California Environmental Principles and Concepts.

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Civil War

The Civil War at 150: Echoes from the Blue and Gray:

“A number of circumstances, tracing back to political issues and disagreements that began soon after the American Revolution, ultimately led the United States into Civil War. Between the years 1800 and 1860, arguments between the North and South grew more intense, slavery being the central issue of the conflicts, although not the only one.” An excellent resource explaining the important factors and events leading up to and including the Civil War.

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Hit A Reading Grand Slam

Follow the Fresno Grizzlies 2011 season while at the same time learning about language arts, math, social studies and science. It will be a home run in your classroom.

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Black History

The struggle for freedom for all Americans began with slavery and continued through the Civil War right up through the turbulent 1960s. This section looks at the courage and determination of that period of history.

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This graphic novella focuses on the prevalent problem of bullying. In it, readers are asked to make choices and to think about strategies for handling a bully. Every child in school knows about bullying, as each one is a victim, a bully or a witness. This important full-color section helps them cope.

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College 411

All the information students need to know about college can be found in this fun-filled romp with the “animals” of fictitious Zoo University. Their sage advice covers finding the right school, filling out applications, writing great essays, financing and much more.

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Constitution Comics

The comic strips in this section explore a mythical land called Glory and how they created a constitution, very much like America’s. Students will enjoy learning about the Constitution in this fun format.

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Exploring Diversity

At each stage of our lives, we face different diversity issues. This supplement explores the concerns, prejudices, pressures and opportunities diversity brings as we grow up.

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It’s the Economy

Everything we have, use, buy, read, wear or play with relates to economics in some way. This section explains the 20 standards students must master to process economic concepts and enhances them with dynamic Newspapers in Education activities.

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What’s Growin’ On

The ninth edition of this outstanding Newspapers in Education program, sponsored by the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, focuses on helping students discover how agriculture impacts their daily lives. It introduces readers to the abundant and diverse career opportunities in agriculture, food and life sciences.

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