November 1, 2016
Missouri Press has a new classroom resource for you to share with teachers in your community -- a set of newspaper task cards called Newsworthy Moments.
These sets of cards have tasks written on them for students to work on independently with a newspaper. Teachers say task cards are a highly motivating and effective teaching tool that can be used across the curriculum.
The Newsworthy Moments set includes 33 cards, each highlighting a skill measured on Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests. Each card features an elementary and secondary newspaper activity to reinforce or measure mastery of that skill.continued...
September 12, 2016
Once a year, on Sept. 17, we remind students -- and readers -- about the importance of the United States Constitution to our country.
This year, in partnership with The Missouri Bar, we have created a new feature that recognizes the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona. This case established that the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitutions gives a person questioned by law enforcement the right to remain silent.
Publish the Miranda Rights feature on or around Sept. 17, or use one of the many features we have archived that teach about the U.S. Constitution. To download the feature on Miranda Rights, visit mo-nie.com and use code: miranda16. To download any of our other Constitution features, use code: constitution.
September 8, 2016
With just a little more than eight weeks until Election Day, help educate voters, young and older, about voting in Missouri by publishing any or all of MPA's "Vote Missouri" election series.
A new feature on choosing Missouri's judges has just been added to the collection, which includes features on the history of voting in Missouri and the elected offices of Auditor, Representative, Senator, Attorney General, Electoral College, Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State and Treasurer.
To access the features, visit mo-nie.com and use the download code: votemo.
August 31, 2016
Sept. 8 is the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day.
International Literacy Day was designated in 1965 by UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to "actively mobilize the international community and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies."
For the third year, Missouri Press has created a special Newspaper In Education feature to give newspapers an easy-to-publish tool to remind their communities about the importance of literacy and the critical role parents play in building literacy skills at home.
This year, MPA has partnered with the Read Aloud 15 Minutes National Campaign to create a newspaper feature aimed at encouraging parents to spend at least 15 minutes a day reading to their children beginning at birth.
Parents know reading aloud is important for brain development and has a positive impact on vocabulary, listening skills, readiness for kindergarten and academic success, but, according to a recent survey, "How America reads aloud to its children," it isn't actually happening.continued...
July 5, 2016
MPA's Vote Missouri series will help educate readers, young and older, about voting in Missouri, the electoral college, and the elected offices of: senator, representative, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer. The series is available at no cost thanks to our partnership with The Missouri Bar.
Kick off the series in late July with the feature on county commissioners. Use the entire series, or pick and choose. To access the features, visit mo-nie.com and use download code votemo.