Lesson Plans

Using the Newspaper to Meet Common Core Standards

Newspapers are a valuable classroom tool. For years, teachers have been utilizing newspapers across the curriculum to meet learning standards. With the educational focus shifting, the newspaper is more valuable than ever. Newspapers are a timely, relevant and affordable source of nonfiction text that allows teachers to meet their classroom goals and students to master the skills.

Building STEM Skills with the Newspaper

In today’s society, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education is more important than ever. STEM is all around us. Science—weather, nature, animals; Technology – computers, smartphones, tablets; Engineering—designing buildings, roads, bridges; and Mathematics—grocery store, banks and more. STEM education encourages critical thinking, analyzing and making connections. According to the United States Department of Labor, the 10 fastest growing careers...

Art Concepts in the Newspaper

The newspaper offers news and information about the world – including the world of art. Art offers to each of us the potential for expression through a means other than words. Though we often think of the newspaper as a medium of words, the opportunity for developing greater understanding of the visual arts in everyday life is there, in every...

The St. Louis Arch celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2015. This set of lessons will help continue the celebration as construction in the Park and downtown is completed.

Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth’s surface and the human societies spread across it. They also examine how human culture interacts with the natural environment and the way locations and places can have an impact on people. Geography seeks to understand where things are...

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