Programs

Below is a sampling of the many special programs and supplements that will be posted in PDF format throughout the school year. Once posted, the majority are archived and available for the entire school year for you to access at your convenience. All are FREE to teachers and students with your sponsored subscription.

Global warming continues to be a hot topic, and this 12-page, full-color section explains the science behind the climate change. It also provides learning activities connecting the theme to the latest news. Four activity sheets are included.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a world where all people had equal rights. Have we achieved that goal? Students are challenged to learn the history of the civil rights movement and to think about the future of equal rights for all. Written by a humanities teacher, this section is a great way to learn about and celebrate Martin Luther King Day and is a great lead-in to Black History Month in February.

A lively and practical guide to earning, budgeting and investing. Students will track their spending habits, set goals and plan ahead.
Level: Elementary, Middle
Theme: Math, Economics

Recognize Red Ribbon Week in October with a unique perspective on drugs and decisions young people face. Look at the truth about drugs and the terrible consequences that can result from poor choices. This section won the 2005 SNPA award for Best New Product for Middle School.
Level: Middle, Secondary
Theme: Character Education, Health & Safety

This supplement demonstrates just how easy and fun it is to use an online newspaper. It’s full of helpful definitions and clear explanations of how an e-edition works and offers a wide variety of activities in several content areas.

Everything we have, use, buy, read, wear or play with relates to economics in some way. The National Council on Economic Education supports 20 standards students must master in order to process economic concepts. This supplement explains the standards and enhances them with dynamic activities and a look at the current state of the economy.

Excellent communication skills enable students to do well on standardized tests that allow successful careers. The exercises in this section use the newspaper to help students hone these valuable skills.
Level: Elementary, Middle
Theme: Literacy, Basic Skills, Testing