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The Missourian In Education program is taking orders for classroom newspapers for the 2014-2015 school year. Newspapers are provided at no cost to schools, thanks to generous community partners featured on this page.
Our summer Missourian In Education Series, "Across the Pond" concluded in the July 12-13 issue of the newspaper. We'll celebrate all that reading at the Washington Town & Country Fair with a special event for young readers at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, in the Family Fun Center.
We're celebrating National Photo Month by kicking off a summer photo contest for kids ages 9-13. The Missourian Photo Scavenger Hunt is based on a similar contest in the June Book Buzz Pick "Half a Chance," by Cynthia Lord. One winner will receive a camera. Runners up will receive an autographed copy of the book!
The Missourian's Summer Reading Program will debut in the May 17-18 issue.
More than 700 children, parents, grandparents and volunteers attended this year’s Family Reading Night, held on Friday, March 7 at Washington Middle School.
It’s been nearly three years since an F-5 tornado hit Joplin May 22, 2011, and destroyed much of the town. It was the deadliest tornado to hit the United States since 1947, and there were many stories of loss and sadness.
Taking a photo with a cell-phone camera and forwarding it to friends is something most teens (adults too) think very little about — snap, click, send!
The students in Karen Brinkmann’s fifth-grade class at Beaufort Elementary cheer for a lot of things. Monday it was the newspaper.
A creative dog portrait will win one young artist and his or her school a visit from Lily, the search and rescue dog who stars in “Lily’s Story,” the newspaper serial by Carolyn Mueller, now appearing weekly in The Missourian.
A lonely turtle becomes a refuge for his friends in “Turtle Island,” by Kevin Sherry, the August Baby Buzz Pick, chosen by Washington School District Parents as Teachers.
After serving as a war correspondent in South Africa, Rwanda and the Middle East where he witnessed apartheid, ethnic cleansing and genocide, Chris Tomlinson returned to the United States and assessed ethnic violence in our own history. His personal journey in trying to understand racism is at the heart of his book, “Tomlinson Hill.”
In “We Are The Goldens,” by Dana Reinhardt, relationships of all kinds are tested. Relationships between friends, families and boyfriends are put to the test because of the secrets and lies between Nell and Layla.
On March 17th, 2013, a meteor the size of a small boulder traveling over 70 times the speed of a bullet crashed into the surface of the Moon. It created an explosion so bright that it could be seen from Earth—without a telescope! Scientists think that the force of the explosion was the same as about 5 tons of dynamite going off all at once.
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Lilly, a search and rescue dog from Joplin, will be the star of the Reading Across Missouri project slated to appear in The Missourian beginning in the Jan. 11-12, 2014, issue. Joplin Globe reporter Scott Meeker shares the duo's story in a feature on the Weimaraner and her owner, Tara Prosser, in a feature you can read on the newspaper's website.
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This year, the American Press Institute (formerly the Newspaper Association of America Foundation) has partnered with the Newseum on the annual curriculum. API has been creating Newspaper In Education Week curriculum for more than 25 years.
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Go outside when the Moon is full. Look up and imagine you see two Moons, instead of one. Some scientists think that long ago Earth may have had two Moons.
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You may have seen colorful, eye-popping space images in books or on NASA websites. There are beautiful spiral galaxies that shine in pinks and blues; glowing green and yellow clouds with great white-tipped columns; or the radiant leftovers of exploded stars that may look like an eye or a spider.
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Our membership to the Newspaper In Education Institute provides local educators access to more than 300 instructional resources, including teacher guides, student supplements, character education materials, numerous subject-specific resources, video & audio teacher training modules, and the popular NIE Instructional Calendar.
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