The latest statewide serial story by Mike Peterson, 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.
A brand new serial –
This overarching theme, with specific focus on their camping trip to Yellowstone Park during Roosevelt's presidency, will allow discussion of the birth of the conservation movement and the evolution of thinking in management of natural resources. Besides creating national parks and preserving public lands as president, Governor Roosevelt was also influential in preserving and protecting the Adirondacks, while Burroughs was a key figure in setting better standards for nature-writing and is remembered alongside Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, as well as with his close friends, John Muir and Walt Whitman.
Together, these energetic lovers of the natural world formed a key partnership in developing the environmental movement.
The story is written by Mike Peterson and illustrated by Christopher Baldwin and targets students in grades 5 through 8.
With the new Common Core State Standards and the emphasis of reading and analyzing non-fiction, this project will give educators in both states perfect opportunities for collaborative learning and using technology while developing 21st Century skills. The story, illustrations and all project components are available FREE to any members of the NYNPA or Wyoming Press Association.
Audio Pod Casts
Encourage students to submit questions and comments about each chapter to the author's blog that corresponds with this story. All posts are reviewed before they are admitted to the site. To see and submit entries to the "Roosevelt, Burroughs and the Trip That Saved Nature" Blog click here.
To download a PDF copy of the Teacher's Guide click here.
Click here for the student quiz/essay information and copy of the test for New York State Students Grades 4-8. Click here for a copy of the judging rubric. Deadline to enter is Friday, May 9, 2014. To enter the quiz/essay contest online go to http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e8ri95s0hq58uuwy/start
If you have any questions at all about this project or to sign up to participate please contact Mary Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-449-1667 ext. 701 or download a copy of the newspaper agreement form or here for the Wyoming newspaper agreement form.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this project such a success! This project was made possible through funding by the New York Newspapers Foundation, the Wyoming Press Association and by generous sponsorship of the New York State United Teachers.
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