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New for 2014! - A Special Serial Story – Big enough for two states! - "Roosevelt, Burroughs and the Trip That Saved Nature" - is an 8-chapter non-fiction study of the friendship between President Theodore Roosevelt and nature writer John Burroughs written by Mike Peterson and illustrated by Christopher Baldwin. The newspapers of the New York New Publishers Association and the Wyoming Press Association are joining forces to give their Newspaper In Education classrooms a unique educational experience! The story can run starting in January 2014 through the end of the 2013-14 school year!
- New for 2014! - Celebrate Black History Month (February 2014) and Women's History Month (March 2014) - 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! Black History Month 2014 profiles will include: Solomon Northup-author of 12 Years a Slave (topic of a Hollywood movie due out in October 2013), Thomas Elkins- inventor, Mitchell Sabattis-Adirondack guide, Fats Waller-entertainer. Women History Month 2014 profiles to include: Susan B. Anthony - women sufragist, Gertrude Ederle - swimmer, Grace Murray Hopper - computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral, and Shirley Chisholm - first black United States Congresswoman. Click on the above link to order this series for your NIE program today!
- New for 2013-2014! Famous New Yorkers XII - the newest edition of features, graphic organizers and audio pod casts highlight the lives and achivements of the following individuals: Harold Arlen, Edwin Binney, John Burroughs, Geraldine Ferraro, The Three Stooges - Morris, Samuel and Jerome Horwitz, Clarence "Fats" Jenkins,Mary Edmonia Lewis, Isabel Sanford, Gerrit Smith, Annie Edson Taylor, Edward B. Vreeland, William Almon Wheeler, and Walter Winchell.
- 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.
- 2014 Summer Reading - Students 13-18 find out more about the 2014 Teen Video Challenge - Create a video promoting Summer Reading at the public library, including your interpretation of the 2014 CSLP teen slogan “SPARK a Reaction,” and you could win $275 and a $125 award for your library.One winning video created by a teen or group of teens will be selected as the New York State Winner in the national Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) “2014 Teen Video Challenge”. All state winning videos will be official 2014 CSLP promotional videos and will be viewed by teens nationwide. Why not put your media skills to good use?! Click here to find out more.
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 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/
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- "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.
Available from the American Press Institute:
Announcing the individuals to be profiles in Famous New Yorkers XIII! Listed in alphabetical order are:
- Gertrude Belle Elion (1918 –1999) – b. NYC an American biochemist and pharmacologist, and a 1988 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
- Eugenie Besserer – 1868-1934 - silent movie star – starred with Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer, b. Watertown
- Bessie Allison Buchanan – (1902-1980) – b. NYC – First African American woman elected to the New York State Legislature.
- John Clum – (1851-1932) – b. Claverack, Columbia County - Newspaper Man and Indian affairs agent for US Government
- Annette Joanne Funicello (1942 –2013) b. Utica, was an American actress and singer, one of the “Mouseketeers" on the original Mickey Mouse Club
- Seth Green – 1817-1879 - b. Rochester - started the first fish hatchery in the US
- Edward Henry Harriman – 1848-1909 – b. Hempstead, NY. Railroad executive, Harriman Alaska Expedition
- George “Gabby” Hayes – (1885-1969) –b. Wellsville. Radio, film, and television actor. He was best known for his numerous appearances in Western films as the colorful sidekick to the leading man.
- Othniel Charles Marsh (October 29, 1831 – March 18, 1899) an American paleontologist b. Lockport, NY.
- Andrew Aitken "Andy" Rooney (1919 – 2011) - born Albany - American radio and television writer. Part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011.
- James McCune Smith (April 18, 1813 – November 17, 1865) b NYC - an American physician, apothecary, abolitionist, and author. He is the first African American to hold a medical degree and graduated at the top in his class at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He was the first African American to run a pharmacy in the United States.
- Gore Vidal – 1925-2012 – born West Point, author
- Glen Scobey “Pop” Warner – 1871-1954 – b. Springville, Erie County. Football player and coach, helped start the popular youth American football organization, Pop Warner Football.
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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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