DownloadsNIE Calendar

2014-2015 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: buzzaug14

 

SEPTEMBER       International Literacy Day – Sept. 8  –  NEW! LIFT off to Literacy. This feature will promote literacy and a special initiative by the IRA and NASA to encourage children and families to pledge 60 seconds more a day to reading.

 

 

                             STEM inside the Newspaper Teacher Guide – NEW! 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

 

 

                            Constitution Day Sept. 17 -- Schools are required by federal law to observe Constitution Day. NEW!  Publish this Constitution IQ Quiz in your newspaper to let readers test their knowledge of our nation’s founding document. Pull them through the paper to the Classifieds or another section with a small companion answer key. Other available features include quarter-page, 4-column, half-page (2), full-page. Download code: constitution

 

                               Civil Rights Act of 1964 - NEW! series on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, including public accommodations, Brown vs. BOE, President Lyndon B. Johnson 

                                   

OCTOBER          National Newspaper Week – Oct. 6-12

                            Celebrate with Famous Missouri Journalists - NEW! Four new features on Lucille Bluford, Walter Cronkite, Mary Paxton Keeley and Walter Williams, add to the archived series featuring Charles, Switzler, Pulitzer, Twain, Field and MPA. Promo ad is available.  Download code: mojournalists

 

                                                                                          

NOVEMBER       Fall of the Berlin Wall NEW! feature commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall on Nov. 9, 1989, that led to the reunification of Germany.

 

                            Veteran’s Day – Nov. 11

                             Veteran’s Day (from the Archives) feature teaches       about the history of Veteran’s Day.  

                             Download code: veterans

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

 

 

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

 

JANUARY            Reading Across Missouri 2015 Project – NEW!

                                This year’s serial will share the story of The Gashouse Gang -- the St. Louis Cardinals team of 1934. The team won 95 games, the NL pennant, and the World Series in seven games over the Detroit Tigers .Download code: readmo15 *No cost if you publish the story within the allotted time.

 

FEBRUARY          Black History Month

                              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 two of a series            highlighting presidential wives. MPA will release 12 more features to commemorate Women’s History Month. (12 were  released in 2013.) Thanks to The Joplin Globe for sharing its series with Missouri’s newspapers. Download code: ladies

 

 

                             National Newspaper In Education Week – March 2-8

 

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

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

                                                     

APRIL                  Gideon v. Wainright (from the Archives) two features 

                               commemorating the landmark Supreme Court ruling on 

                               the right to an attorney as a fundamental right for a fair

                               trial. Download code: right2

 

                               Civil War Amendments (from the Archives) Four-part

                               series on amendments to the U.S. Constitution that

                               followed the Civil War: 13, 14 and 15. Download code:

                                  cwamend

 

                             Earth Day – April 22

                             The Big Muddy – (from the 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

                             Law Day Feature – (from the Archives) Commemorate Law Day with this feature from MPA and The Missouri Bar on our celebration of liberty! Download code: lawday1

 

                                Summer Road Trip Series -- NEW! This series will take young readers on a journey across the state with interactive activities planned along the way. More details coming!

 

 

*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: mostem

 

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


MPF also offers more than three dozen serialized stories for a minimal charge, based on circulation.  Most stories are eight chapters and many have companion teacher guides. For more information on our serial stories, visit http://www.mopress.com/NIE_Serial_Story.php

 

Online Store Feature

2014 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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

 

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Wednesday October 29th

Are you interested in supporting Missouri's newspaper industry? Pledge to the Missouri Press Foundation's Society of 1867 or the Page Builders fundraising campaign today! Installment payments can be made on pledges, and you can use a credit card. Join your Missouri newspaper associates in support of your industry! http://www. Link

Wednesday October 29th

Have you bought the 2013-2014 Official Manual, State of Missouri, Blue Book? Copies are still available for purchase! The books are a project of the Missouri Press Foundation. The Blue Book is the definitive source of information about Missouri state government. Link

Tuesday October 28th

Congratulations to the 2014 recipients of the Missouri Honor Medal for distinguished service in journalism! The recipients will be honored at a banquet tonight at the Reynolds Alumni Center, with the reception beginning at 6 p.m. Link

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