June Activities

  • Sign up for 2015 Summer Reading NIE papers and also for the 2015-2016 school year! Click the below links to sign-up.
  • Baseball Across New York State – 10 part series created in partnership with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum: The features were written by Hall of Fame staff members and the student worksheets were created by Mary Miller, Education Services Director at the New York News Publishers Association Newspaper In Education Program. The project was made possible through the continued support of the New York Newspapers Foundation.baseballs
    The series would be an excellent way to finish up the school year and introduce a topic that will peak students and general readers through the summer months.
  • Friday, June 12 is Anne Frank’s Birthday: here’s a link to a Read, Write, Think lesson plan that ties the Diary of Anne Frank with eye witness reports.  Consider using quotes from current newspapers as another form of eye witness reporting.
  • Sunday, June 14th is Flag Day:  The National Constitution Center has created a lesson highlighting the birthday of the American flag. Using a short video,(which is posted to YouTube) “The History of the U.S. Flag”, hosted by Terry Ruggles and produced by Drexel University and the Philadelphia Flag Day Association, this lesson encourages students to take a closer look at the American flag and its meaning.

  • Juneteenth: A celebration of the day in 1865 that word of Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all slaves, made its way to the state of Texas. The celebration name is a combination of “June” and “Nineteenth”- the day that the celebration takes place.
    • Click here for a lesson plan.
  • Weekly news driven questions in our daily paper every Tuesday: Access by logging in to your e-edition account. Look for the NIE logo.
  • Quote of the Month: “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” – Oscar Wilde
  • Crafts: DIY Newspaper Kite 
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