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November 08, 2017 : Reserve Forces

The Mini Page is a syndicated, four-page tabloid written for young children found each Wednesday in The Denver Post. This issue of The Mini Page is available through the eEdition Archive to registered eEdition subscribers

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Activities:

1. Create a poster encouraging people to join the National Guard or Reserves. On your poster, use newspaper pictures and words that show all the different kinds of jobs people can do in the service.

2. Reservists and National Guard members must stay physically f it. In the newspaper, circle any equipment or activities the members could use to stay fit. Explain your choices.

3. Reservists and National Guard members may be sent anywhere in the world. Collect newspaper stories about situations in other countries in the world that would help members understand what is happening. Paste the stories in a notebook and write a sentence about each , explaining why it is important.

4. How are these important to reservists and/or National Guard members: (a) governors, (b) basic training, (c) specialties and (d) benefits?

5. Use the Internet to learn more about your state’s National Guard. How many men and women are in the Guard? Where do they get their training? What kinds of jobs have they had in serving? What is required to be a member ?

Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them.

This week's standard:
Students understand people and events honored in commemorative holidays. (History)

(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)

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