June 16, 2016
July 4 is the 240th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
Missouri Press, in partnership with The Missouri Bar, has created a new educational feature to commemorate the anniversary and teach readers young -- and older -- about the document that contained the ideas that eventually brought forth a new nation.
The Declaration of Independence feature addresses what led to the establishment of the Continental Congress, the principles of the Declaration, a timeline to the ratification and links to more learning. Is the word used in the Declaration of Independence "unalienable" or is it "inalienable?" You'll have to read the feature to find out!
To access the half-page feature, visit mo-nie.com and use the download code: declaration.
June 7, 2016
According to usflag.org, the idea of a flag birthday originated with a school teacher in Fredonia, Wisconsin, who encouraged students to celebrate. The site notes other activities through the years, including a Proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. President Harry Truman made it official on August 3, 1949, when he signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day. Leave it to a Missourian!
MPA's feature "Honoring Our Flag," teaching about flag etiquette, was created in partnership with The Missouri Bar. To download the feature visit mo-nie.com and use the code: usflag.
May 26, 2016
Earlier this month, MPA sent a brief survey to Missouri’s newspapers to gauge interest in a project with the National World War I Museum to create Newspaper In Education content to be published in the spring of 2017, for the Centennial of the United States entering into WWI.
About 40 newspapers responded with enthusiasm for the project – some even offering suggestions on content! But we need to hear from more of you – about 246 more of you!
This is an important project to teach readers of all ages about WWI and remind Missourians that our state is home to the nation’s official World War I museum. To secure funding, we need data on potential participation.
This material would be provided to you ready to print at no cost to your newspaper.
We are considering building incentives into the project, as we did for the Missouri Road Trip project we created in the summer of 2015. MPF returned $4,000 in sponsorship funds back to many of the Missouri newspapers that published the series.
Please respond to DAWN KITCHELL, email@example.com, and let me know that your newspaper would be interested in this project on WWI.
April 27, 2016
Celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with a new feature from Missouri Press and The Missouri Bar.
On June 11, 1776, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and a few others were appointed to a committee to draft a declaration of independence from England. The Continental Congress officially adopted their Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4.
Take advantage of your schools' final weeks in session by publishing the feature in May in celebration of Law Day, or use it any time leading up to Independence Day in July.
To access the half-page feature, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: declaration.
March 21, 2016
March is Women's History Month, a terrific time to share historical features on America's first ladies.
Missouri Press has released 12 new features in the First Ladies of America series donated by The Joplin Globe.
First ladies in this series include Edith Roosevelt, Florence Harding, Ellen and Edith Wilson, Nellie Taft, Grace Coolidge, Lou Hoover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson and Pat Nixon.
All of the First Ladies of America features may be accessed at mo-nie.com using the download code: ladies.