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NEW! 2013 Summer Reading - Twenty-three (23) Newspaper in Education features based on this year's Collaborative Summer Library Program theme - "Dig into Reading" and "Beneath the Surface" have been developed by North Carolina Newspapers In Education (NIE). These NIE features were created to support summer reading at public libraries. Links to these features are now available. A "Big Apple" thank you to Sandra Cook at the NC Press Foundation for making these materials available to everyone! 2010 NIE materials for the summer reading program as also still available.
Law Day 2013 - (May 1) -
The theme for Law Day 2013 set by the American Bar Association is"Realizing the Dream: Dignity for All" In keeping with this year's theme, the NYNPA NIE program in partnership with the Law, Youth and Citizenship program of the NYS Bar Association has develop a five part educational series to explore the movement for civil and human rights in America and to promote discussion of the continued fight against injustice and discrimination.
- NEW! New York State Ag Literacy Week - March 18-22, 2013 - A 6-part series created to entertain and educate younger students (grades K-4) about New York State Agriculture in general and, in keeping with this year's theme, about Bees, Honey and Pollination specifically. The resources also include a set of graphic organizers. For more about NYS Agriculture in the Classroom go to http://www.agclassroom.org/ny/
- NEW for 2012-13! "I Will Come Home" - a 9 chapter serial story by author, Mike Peterson and illustrated by Christopher Baldwin. Here's a quick plot summary of the story that will be made available to NYNPA member newspapers for publication between January and May:
It's 1864, and Betsy Harrington has one thing on her mind: Her older brother, Jim, a prisoner of war at the prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia. And life in Elmira offers few distractions, with the Union prison for Confederate soldiers right there in town. She can't understand why the war widow she works for and the former slave who is sexton of her church don't share her bitterness towards the rebel prisoners, until the night she is confronted with a young Southerner who shares her brother's intense desire to get home, and needs her help to do it.
- Just released for early 2013! - Celebrate Black History and Women's History Months - selected profiles are African Americans and women who were featured in past editions of our award-winning series Famous New Yorkers. Each 500 word profile is accompanied with a photograph/artwork of the person, a corresponding graphic organizer and an MP3 audio podcast! NYNPA member newspapers can get each set of four for only $5 per feature - $20 for the set! Non-member cost is $50.
Black History Month profiles include: John W. Jones, Mary B. Talbert, Henry Johnson and Alex Haley.
Women’s History Month profiles include: Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Edith Wharton and Lucille Ball -- Click here to download the order form.
- NEW! Sunshine Week - March 10-16, 2013 - To help celebrate the principles of open government and freedom of information the NYNPA NIE program developed a series of five NIE features (which can be used by NYNPA members in-print or online). There is also a set of graphic organizers and links to other web resources. The webpage includes an editorial and commentary on the topic from Robert Freeman, Director of the NYS Committee on Open Government. For more about Sunshine Week go to www.sunshineweek.org
- Anti-Cyberbullying - a six-part series of features, audio podcasts and corresponding graphic organizers created with content from the Cyberbullying Research Center and reviewed by Operation Respect. This educational series was created to give students and readers a general understanding of what bullying and, more specifically, cyberbullying is and how it can affect those involved. It will also explores strategies for preventing it.
- "Going Green: Newspapers as a Source for Greener Teaching" - The 12 lessons in this teaching guide are designed to be startingpoints for implementation of instruction to expand students’ knowledge of the use and abuse of the natural resources in the state of New York and elsewhere, and of efforts to meet the need for resource conservation and stewardship. These lessons employ the daily newspaper’s current and archival wealth as a source of information, investigation and source material for instruction. Each lesson is aligned to both the NYS Learning Standards and the new Common Core State Standards. This project was funded by the New York Newspapers Foundation, Copyright 2012, All rights reserved.
Famous New Yorkers XI - the newest edition of features, graphic organizers and audio pod casts highlight the lives and achivements of the following individuals: James Baldwin, George Crum, Ernie Davis, Bob Denver, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Sybil Ludington, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Milton Rogovin, J. D. Salinger, Blanche Stuart Scott, Edward Livingston Trudeau, William Van Alen and Almanzo James Wilder.
Baseball Across New York - 10 features developed in partnership with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Although created for newspapers to use over the summer to keep young readers engaged, this series will appeal to old and young alike. There is a complete set of student worksheets/graphic organizers to make these materials easy to use in summer school or just for fun.
UPDATED! Understanding News Media - a 10-part series of features and corresponding graphic organizers, developed in partnership with Stony Brook University's Center for Media Literacy are complete. The New York State Reading Association has sponsored these materials making them free for all NYNPA member newspapers.
"Re-Thinking Thanksgiving: The Complete Story of an American Holiday"- a project created to help celebrate Native American Heritage Month (November). This 3-part series and graphic organizers was developed to help educate young and old alike about the differences between our Thanksgiving traditions and the historical reality, particularly from the Native American perspective. Written by Perry Ground.
- Where is the Lost Colony? - a six-chapter serial story written by Sandy Semans, Editor, Outer Banks Sentinel and made available by the North Caroline Press Foundation, NIE about the colonists who settled at Roanoke 400 years ago, on what became North Carolina’s Outer Banks!. This inspiring story about the early British colonists, their leaders and supporters will educate readers more about the nation’s history. Readers will feel John White’s anguish at having “lost” his family and learn what his original map shows about a recently-discovered fort planned for the area.
Available from the American Press Institute:
NEW!! NIE Week 2013: March 4-8
Newspaper In Education Week is celebrated annually during the first full school week in March. This year, the American Press Institute is partnering with the Newseum on curriculum that emphasizes the newspaper as an educational resource.
Lessons focus on the following topics:
Newspapers in Your Life
- What’s News Where?
- The First Rough Draft of History
In the Newsroom
- The Fairness Formula
- Planning for the Unpredictable
- Where News Comes From
- Evaluating the News
This free curriculum features six lessons aligned with Common Core State Standards. Lesson plans incorporate existing Newseum resources into activities and student worksheets. They are geared toward middle- and high-school students, but include extension activities for elementary students.
Famous New Yorkers XII - Work is well under way to complete the twelth edition of our award-winning series, Famous New Yorkers. The coming series will profile the following individuals:
- Harold Arlen – 1905-1986 – Jewish songwriter – born in Buffalo
- Edwin Binney – 1866-1934 – inventor of Crayola crayons – born in Westchester
- John Burroughs – 1837-1921 – American Naturalist, essayist – born in Roxbury, NY
- Geraldine Ferraro – 1935-2011 – teacher, attorney, district attorney, congresswoman – Vice Presidential candidate with running mate Walter Mondale – born in Newburgh
- Horwitz brothers, Morris, Samuel and Jerome, all born in Brooklyn. Performed under the name of Howard -- Moe, Shemp and Curly.
- Clarence “Fats” Jenkins – (1898-1968) African-American professional baseball and basketball player – when both sports were still segregated. He played for several teams during his 20 year baseball career - born in NYC
- Mary Edmonia Lewis – 1844-1907 - African-American, Native American sculptor – born in Greenbush
- Isabel Sanford – 1917-2004 – African-American actress – best known as Louise "Weezy" Jefferson - born in Harlem
- Gerrit Smith – 1797-1874 – abolitionist, temperance supporter, politician (ran for President of the US 3 times), and philanthropist - born in Utica
- Annie Edson Taylor – 1838-1921 – on her 63rd birthday she became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel - born in Auburn
- Edward B. Vreeland - 1856-1936 – co-sponsor of the Aldrich–Vreeland Act passed in response to the Panic of 1907 and established the National Monetary Commission, which recommended the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 – b Cuba, NY.
- William Almon Wheeler – 1819-1887 – Congressman and VP under Rutherford B. Hayes - born in Malone
- Walter Weinschel – 1897-1972 - newspaper and radio journalist – born in NYC
This content will be ready for the 2013-2014 school year. For more information about how to order copies of the Famous New Yorkers contact Mary Miller at email@example.com.
in Education using Newspapers
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the 35 parent tips (PDF format). These features were created to
give Moms, Dads, Grandparents and other adults short and easy
ideas to be more involved in a young child's educational development.
2009 marked the 400th anniversary of Hudson and
Champlain's voyages along the river and lake that bear their names
-- and the 200th anniversary of Fulton's successful steamboat
voyage and establishment of steam commerce on the Hudson River.
In cooperation with the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial
Cultural Education Center, the NYNPA Newspaper In Education Program created a 10-part NIE educational series with extensive links
to other educational materials and a teachers' guide. These materials will remain on our Web site as a continued resource for those interested in Hudson River and Champlain Valley History. More
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Miller at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 449-1667.
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