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Here are some new and powerful Junior Scholastic tools to add joy, excitement, and simplicity to your virtual classroom.
1. 🔍 Need help getting your students and families set up for sharing our stories and features?
Read our FAQs page about sharing Junior Scholastic digitally with your students. We’ll show you how to get everyone using JS online and how to integrate our digital articles, quizzes, and other resources into your distance learning plans.
2. 💻 Share our fully interactive article packages.
We're now offering Skill Builders for our articles as interactive Google Forms, starting with our April 20 issue. Now students can complete the activities digitally after reading an article.
3. 🛤 See the engaging learning journeys we’ve added to the end of each digital feature article.
We’ve put new creative activities at the bottom of all of the April 20 and upcoming May 11 feature articles (so your students can find them easily!). Here’s our favorite from the April issue.
4. 📑 Explore our text sets.
Each Text Set collection includes shareable articles on a popular curricular topic and interactive Google Forms that guide students to read closely, identify central ideas, and compare articles.
5. 🗺 Build geography skills with our Map Skills Boot Camp.
Use our complete curriculum of 13 step-by-step lessons to teach foundational skills for reading many different types of maps.
6. 🌎 Build research skills with our Interactive Atlas and Almanac.
Have your students browse our interactive world map and choose two countries to compare. In the almanac, they can explore data for each country about political systems, GDP, youth population, and other factors. They can use the Venn diagram on our Similarities and Differences Skill Builder to compare and contrast the data sets, then write a few paragraphs comparing and contrasting the nations.
7. ✍️ Share Skill Builders that work with any Junior Scholastic feature from our evergreen library.
Need a template for how to write a summary? Help with analyzing images? Visit our Graphic Organizer Library.
8. 📖 Read engaging stories from the archives.
Search three years of past issues on our website—just click "All Issues" at the top of the screen. To get you started, we’ve selected three articles to inform and inspire your students (and their families too!). Encourage them to:
• Travel back in time to meet the young Navajo men who helped the U.S. defeat Japan during World War II in “The Code That Couldn’t Be Broken.”
• Consider the environmental impact of plastic in the debate “Should Plastic Straws Be Banned?”
• Learn about Elizabeth Jennings, an early pioneer for equality, in “The Civil Rights Hero You’ve Never Heard Of.”
9. 📚 Send your students on daily reading quests to turbo-charge their understanding of current events, civics, and history.
Select one Junior Scholastic article from our website for them to read each day. Then let them choose a reading quest challenge to complete based on what they’ve read.
10. 👩🏫 Join our vibrant Facebook community.
Connect with other teachers, share ideas and strategies, get support, and be inspired in the Junior Scholastic Facebook group.
11. 🤳 Empower your students to document their experiences during this important time in history.
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