This two-video series with activity book for students in grades 4 – 8 is produced by Optical Data School Media in conjunction with the Atlanta Journal and Constitution.

The idea of incorporating the newspaper into everyday curriculum isn’t new, but the strength of using videos to create excitement for using the paper is what makes this product different.

One tape is geared toward students and takes them on a tour of a major metropolitan newspaper, where they learn about the process involved in creating a daily paper. The video also reviews key newspaper features and terminology to prepare students for classroom activities using the paper.

The second tape is designed for teacher use and highlights the benefits of using the newspaper to teach language arts, math, science, and social studies. This tape features real teachers conducting classroom activities using the newspaper.

The 32-page workbook that accompanies the videos is full of lesson plans and activities to help teachers achieve their curriculum goals via the newspaper.

“NewsKids‹Learning Hot Off the Press” sells for $49.95. Call (800) 201-7103 for more information.