Time Life Magazines
Time Life Education’s goal was to tell the story of ethnic minorities in American history using this high interest, colorful format. Each issue of these newspapers spanned important periods and movements in American history, including The Great Migration, the beginnings of the American government, The Great Depression, World War I, and the Harlem Renaissance.
American History Herald & World History Herald
The American History Herald and The World History Herald featured “Yesterday’s News Today!” Each issue reported on a single pivotal event in American or World history. Included among the “American History Herald” topics are the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Lewis and Clark discovered alive, the end of Reconstruction, and the opening of Ellis Island. Topics in the “World History Herald” include the freeing of Mandela, the beheading of France’s King Louis XVI, and the declaration of World War II. Special features included: amazing ads, drawn from actual newspapers at the time; Science headlines: breaking news in the advancement of science—at the time; Children’s Viewpoints: how children of the period reacted to the events; Crime Reports: what crimes were in the headlines of the times. These newspapers made history come alive for kids!
Associated Press Newspapers
The Associated Press and The ANPA (American Newspaper Publishers Association) shared an important goal: to develop a lifelong habit of newspaper reading among students. CCI created kits and workbooks—designed to develop research and writing skills using newspapers, as well as to foster in-depth understanding of the different genres contained in newspapers, including news articles, editorials, and features.
Burger Kids’ Club Magazine
To promote reading and the love of learning among its four million Kids’ Club Members, Burger King hired CCI to create (and name!) these three magazines, which were mailed directly to kids at their homes.
Juntos is a three-level high school Spanish program created by CCI. The focus of this innovative and comprehensive program is communication. Among the many components, Juntos offered a film series shot in Hispanic countries around the world, magazines with fun articles and activities, and consumable Spanish-for- Spanish-speakers books that offered higher-level grammar and tips for heritage students.
This magazine was targeted to reach young, entrepreneurial filmmakers and was filled with funding strategies, investment possibilities, and individual and company resources.
Stepping Out in Chicago
Developed for all Chicago public school students, this booklet gave Chicago parents great places to visit with their children, what to see at each, and questions to ask on the way home to start discussions about what was learned.
Cobblestone’s African-American History For Kids features historical topics of great interest to African American students. This issue featured Sengbe, an African man who was captured from his home, sold into slavery, and imprisoned on the Amistad.
The Black News Network distributed Scoop!, created by CCI, and provided it to schools in districts with large African American populations.
Madison Square Garden Afterschool Magazines
The Madison Square Garden Cheering for Children Foundation distributed these magazines in New York City schools and at Madison Square Garden events. Their high-interest sports and entertainment content was designed to get kids absorbed in reading.
Learn About Your Community
These informational magazines provide nonfiction social studies, science, and mathematics content about the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to be used in after-school and summer-school intervention courses.