Newspaper in Education
The Columbian's Newspaper in Education is a wonderful free resource available to local teachers on a daily basis.
NIE is an educational/literacy program designed to provide children from kindergarten to 12th grade daily, current event tools. We deliver an average of over 3,000 copies each day! This year we are delivering to over 300 teachers, at 150 schools!
Children use these papers in a variety of ways: reading, current events, math, social studies, etc. NIE papers are provided to teachers thanks to the generous support of local sponsors and vacation donation credit from subscriber’s accounts.
“The Valley of No Return”
Havasu Canyon, an Arizona branch of the Grand Canyon, is famed for its natural beauty. However, it is less well-known that floods occasionally rampage through the valley on their way to the Colorado River.
Two young people set out one afternoon in the autumn of 1909 to visit “Dead Man’s Falls,” north of the Supai Village. A prank played on them by a young member of the Havasupais Indian tribe becomes potentially lethal when a flash flood cuts off their return.
For the next several days the pair must endure cold and hunger while attempting to make their way to safety; the situation grows yet more deadly when they discover they are being stalked by a hungry mountain lion.
This is a story of two young people from diverse backgrounds—one, the son of a mining engineer; the other a daughter of the tribal chief whose people are threatened with exile from their ancestral land — and of the lessons learned as they struggle for survival.
This year's serial story will appear every Tuesday & Thursday in The Columbian March 9th – May 13th. Order your free NIE copies today by filling out our NIE order form!
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