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What is NIE?

Newspapers In Education (NIE) is an exciting interactive program that engages students in learning by providing teachers access to the Austin American-Statesman for use in their classroom. The NIE program is designed to make reading newspapers a fun and beneficial learning experience.

NIE is a worldwide effort in which school textbooks and teacher materials are supplemented with the use of the local newspaper. This is accomplished everyday by providing a “living textbook” in a format that is less intimidating and more appealing to students.

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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

This Weeks's lesson:
Netherlands and Belgium trade land

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This Weeks's lesson:

Donald Trump’s media criticisms and provocative tweets push journalists to explore different coverage

The Republican who moves into the White House on Jan. 20 has a distinctly different style of public communication and media relations than earlier presidents. Donald Trump continues tweeting his views frankly and frequently, including swipes at ...

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This Weeks's lesson:

Best way to spend Black Friday?

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NASA's Space Place

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students

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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:

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 Middle (5-8)
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This week's word in the news: REGISTRY

DEFINITION:

An official written record of names or events or transactions.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The university will not cooperate with any federal effort to create a registry of individuals based on any protected characteristics such as religion, national origin, race or sexual orientation.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 12/05/2016

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Think you know football? Ok, what's a prolate spheroid? This 10-part video series focuses on the science behind NFL football.

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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The pricing of airline tickets might seem like a mystery but it’s actually an algorithm. Airline companies use a dynamic pricing algorithm that takes many factors into account, things like supply and demand and historical trends. That’s why your holiday flights will always cost an arm and a leg.

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The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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This Weeks's lesson:

Cybersecurity - Hacker to Defender

"The school administrator gave me my own network to play with in class so I would leave her network alone."