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2015-2016 Calendar

 

This calendar reflects the material Missouri Press will make available to our newspapers during the school year. Watch this website and Missouri Press News magazine for updates to this calendar. Features are available for download at www.mo-nie.com using assigned codes.

AUGUST             Book Buzz & Novel Ideas – Two columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. Book jackets available. Download code Buzz or Novel + first three letters of month + last two numbers of year, ex: buzzaug15

 

SEPTEMBER       International Literacy Day – Sept. 8  –  NEW! MPA will provide a feature to celebrate reading on International Literacy Day.

 

                             STEM inside the Newspaper Teacher Guide(Archives) This new teacher guide offers newspaper-based classroom activities that teach the skills of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Copy and distribute or upload to your website. Download code: stemguide

 

                             MAGNA CARTA --  NEW!   Celebrate Constitution Day (Sept. 17) and the history of democracy with this feature commemorating the 800th anniversary of the document that established the principal that no one is above the law. Download code: magna

                             (Archives) Constitution IQ Quiz/answer key, quarter-page, 4-column, half-page (2), full-page. Download code: constitution

                              

                             Voting Rights Act of 1965 –  NEW! On Aug. 6, 1965, President Johnson signed this law outlawing discriminatory voting practices. Commemorate this hard-earned civil rights legislation with this feature. Download code: Vote1965

 

                             Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan –  NEW! Young readers will learn about the Missouri nonpartisan court plan, known as the Missouri Plan, a national model for the selection of judges that has been adopted in more than 30 other states. Download code: MOPlan

OCTOBER          National Newspaper Week – Oct.4-10

                             NEW! MPA will produce a feature commemorating the 75th anniversary of the celebration of Newspapers. Download code: npweek

                             

                             Digital Citizenship –  NEW!  Series coving the themes of digital access, digital commerce, digital communication, digital literacy, digital etiquette, digital law, digital rights and responsibilities, digital health and wellness, digital security (self protection). Download code: digital15

 

                                                                                          

NOVEMBER       Veteran’s Day – Nov. 11

                             Veteran’s Day (Archives) feature teaches about the history of Veteran’s Day.  Download code: veterans

                           Flag Day (Archives) offers guidelines on flag etiquette. Download code: usflag 

DECEMBER        Bill of Rights Day Dec. 15(Archives) features available: quarter page, four column and half page, to teach about the Bill of Rights. Download code: rights

                             Emancipation Proclamation(Archives) feature commemorates the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863. Download code: ep150

JANUARY            Reading Across Missouri 2016 Project – NEW!

                                This year’s serial will share take young readers on a Night at the State Capitol. Download code: readmo16 *No cost if you publish the story within the allotted time.

 

FEBRUARY          Agriculture -- It's Everywhere! NEW! Special section and series. Commemorate Thank a Farmer Week Feb. 7-13 and FFA Week Feb. 20-27. Watch for details on how to order printed copies at no cost.

 

                             Black History Month

                              (Archives)I Have a Dream” Two features commemorating the  anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech calling for an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to more than 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.

 

MARCH               Women’s History Month

                             First Ladies of America - NEW! Part three of a series highlighting presidential wives. Twelve new features to add to the current series of 24. Thanks to the Joplin Globe for donating this series. Download code: ladies.                 

 

                             Read Across America DayMarch 2 is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday.

                             Reading Across Missouri feature (Archives) aligns newspaper activities to Seuss books.  Download code: read1

 

                             National Newspaper In Education Week – March 6-12                

           

                             Sunshine Week – March 13-19  NEW! Help spread sunshine with this feature educating readers on the National Freedom of Information Act and the Sunshine Law. Download code: sunshine

 

                                                     

APRIL                  Earth Day – April 22

                             The Big Muddy – (Archives) feature teaches about the river and the importance of keeping it clean – not just at its banks, but also throughout the Missouri River watershed, which drains 1/6 of all the water in the United States. Download code: bigmuddy

 

MAY                    Law Day – May 1

                             Declaration of Independence – NEW! The Declaration of Independence is the founding document of the American political tradition. Send students off for the summer with this final civic feature.

 

 

MPF offers more than 40 serialized stories for a minimal charge, based on circulation. For more information on our serial stories, visit http://www.mopress.com/NIE_Serial_Story.php

 
Missouri Press has thousands of downloadable files archived for newspapers to use. All are available at no charge. For descriptions of the features, visit mopress.com. Some recommendations:

Using the Newspaper to Meet Learning Standards Teacher Guide – UPDATED! This 28-page teacher guide offers newspaper-based K-12 classroom activities that teach the language arts skill of the Missouri Learning Standards. Copy and distribute or upload to your website. Download code: standards14

STEM  9-part series highlighting science, technology, engineering and math – key topics in today’s educational arena. Thanks to the St. Louis American for sharing its award-winning series with Missouri’s newspapers. Use in a series or as a monthly feature. Download code: stem13

 

Emancipation Proclamation – feature commemorates the Emancipation Proclamation, one of our country’s greatest documents of human freedom, issued by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863. Download code: ep150

 

Missouri History through the Art in Our Capitol   7-part series highlights the rich treasures inside our State Capitol, including: introduction to the art, Indians, mining, railroads, steamboats, capitols and Civil War. Download code: moart12

 

Digital Citizenship Four-part series on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Download code: digital08

 

Civil War Amendments Four-part series on amendments to the U.S. Constitution that followed the Civil War: 13, 14 and 15. Download code: cwamend

 
 

A Nation Divided: The American Civil War – As the sesquicentennial winds down, publish one or all of the 10-part series. Download code: civilwar


 

Online Store Feature

2016 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

An alphabetical resource guide to all of the newspapers in the state of Missouri. $45.00

 

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Friday May 27th

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Thursday May 26th

Your input is needed for an upcoming NIE project! 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! Please respond to DAWN KITCHELL, dawnkitchell@gmail. Link

Wednesday May 25th

Register for the Judicial-Media Knowledge Exchange workshop on June 30 from 7:30 a.m. Link

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