Prepare for Summer Break with Feature Stories

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The school year is winding down across Missouri, but there are still opportunities to use MPA’s Newspaper In Education content to reach young readers before they break and over the summer months. All of the features may be accessed at using the designated download code.

A feature with information on the first total solar eclipse in the Continental United States in nearly four decades will be available in early May. Share the science behind this phenomenon with students before they leave for school. MPA will have a second version available for use in August leading up to The Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21.

The final two features in the much-anticipated World War I series have been delayed due to circumstanced beyond MPA’s control. Two features are available (worldwarone). We hope to finish the series for use this fall and for the commemoration of the end of the war in November 2018.

Here are other suggested features from the annual MPA NIE Calendar.


Law Day, May 1: Law Day feature on why the U.S. celebrates Law Day (lawday1)

Judges: Umpires of the Law – three-part series on Missouri judicial, including promotional ad (judge3) Missouri Non Partisan Court Plan — feature on the Missouri model (MOPlan) Outdoors in Missouri & Vacationing in Missouri — two-part series (travelmo)

Memorial Day, May 29

Memorial Day — feature on history of the commemoration (decoration) Missouri Road Trip — series of 11 features highlighting heroes and hometowns (moroadtrip)


Flag Day – June 14

Flag Etiquette – teaches history, proper care and display of the U.S. flag (usflag) Magna Carta 802nd Anniversary, June 15 — feature on the history behind the first document outlining representative

government (magna)


Independence Day, July 4

Declaration of Independence – history of one of America’s founding documents (declaration)


Great American Eclipse, Aug. 21

Great American Eclipse — NEW! First time since 1918 that the moon’s shadow will sweep across the nation from one coast to another in a 167-mile coverage (eclipse)

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