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NewsBank Trial and Purchase Opportunity for K12 Schools

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NewsBank is offering Nebraska K12 schools trial access to the following products:

  • KidsPage - Elementary school teachers require resources that are fun and capture kids' attention. These resources must also provide access to relevant, safe information and be quick and easy to use, so teachers can spend their time leveraging content rather than finding it. KidsPage and Connections for Kids do all this and more by providing articles, activities and lesson plans designed to help students discover the joy of learning. These Web-based resources encourage students to use critical thinking, solve problems and establish connections between the classroom and the real world. They are appropriate for students of all abilities, and all articles and activities—some of which are in Spanish—include both a Lexile score and a reading level. Finally, in addition to providing lesson plans, KidsPage and Connections for Kids align with state education standards, helping teachers save time and making their jobs easier.

  • Access World News - Every day, important issues and events impact small towns, big cities and entire nations. This is reflected in the unique experiences and diverse perspectives of people worldwide. Today’s students need to be more aware of what is happening both locally and globally, and they must understand the various sides of any issue to draw their own conclusions. Additionally, many assignments require students to use primary sources to relate classroom learning to the real world. By providing primary source content from around the world, Access World News enables students and teachers to meet these and other challenges in today's learning environment. Access World News is a comprehensive resource that includes more than 2,000 news publications from nearly 200 countries worldwide. These sources include major national and international newspapers, as well as local and regional titles. Access World News is updated daily to keep students informed of current issues and events, and it includes deep archives that provide background information on important topics, enabling students to trace an issue or event over a period of time.

  • America's Historical Newspapers - Newspapers provide a concise record of the knowledge, opinions and beliefs of people from a specific time and place. America's Historical Newspapers helps students and teachers explore virtually every topic or aspect of American history and culture between 1690 and 1922. Researchers can quickly find news and first-hand accounts of events, issues and daily life in the colonies or during the Revolutionary War, westward expansion, the Civil War, Reconstruction, industrialization, the Progressive Era, World War I and other time periods. Newspapers of particular historical importance, regional weeklies and big-city dailies are available. African American, foreign language and Native American titles are included. Significantly, the collection includes not only all news stories from each issue, but also illustrations and fully searchable advertisements, classifieds, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries and other articles exactly as they appeared in print.America's Historical Newspapers enables students and teachers to easily search and browse more than 1,300 U.S. newspapers published during the past four centuries, including titles from all 50 present states. For the first time, school libraries and classrooms can offer Web-based access to this extensive resource, which features cover-to-cover facsimiles of the same newspapers that provided the American public with essential primary source information for hundreds of years.

Trial Dates: April 16 through June 4, 2007

Trial Access Instructions: Trial access instructions were distributed via an April 16, 2007 message to the TRIAL mailing list. If you did not receive this information or need to have it sent to you again, please email Susan Knisely

Pricing: NewsBank will provide price quotes to any interested schools. To request a price quote fill out and submit the NewsBank Quote Request Form for K12 Schools. This quote will provide libraries with upfront information about the most that their subscription might cost. Depending on the total number of orders received, schools may be eligible for a 5% - 10% discount off their quoted price.

To place an order: Please fill out and submit the [obsolete link removed] purchase agreement

Order Deadline: June 15, 2007

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