Resources for Teachers and Students

E-News Tools for School
Level: Elementary, Middle

This new section will demonstrate just how easy and fun it is to use an online newspaper. Chock full of helpful definitions and clear explanations of how an E-edition works, this tab will prove invaluable to teachers and students. It also offers a wide variety of NIE activities in several content areas.

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It's the Economy
Level: Middle, Secondary

Everything we have, use, buy, read, wear or play with relates to economics in some way. The National Council on Economic Education supports 20 standards students must master in order to process economic concepts. This tab explains the standards and enhances them with dynamic NIE activities and a look at the current state of the economy.

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Read, Write, Relate ... Communicate
Level: Elementary, Middle

Having excellent communication skills enables students to do well on standardized tests and to go on to successful careers later in life. When you can read and write well, you can speak articulately and communicate clearly. The exercises in this section use the newspaper to help students hone these valuable skills.

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Bullying
Level: Elementary, Middle

Graphic novels are the hottest new things in education. Like comic books, they are engaging and concise, utilizing small amounts of text and detailed graphics. This "graphic novella" for NIE focuses on the prevalent problem of bullying. In it, readers are asked to make choices and to think about strategies for handling a bully. Every child in school knows about bullying, as each one is a victim, a bully, or a witness. This important section helps them cope. This section is in full color.

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Testing, Testing, 1,2,3! How to Study and Take Tests!
Level: Elementary, Middle

You can't play a game unless you know the rules. Taking tests is no different. This section gives students the tools they need to study and take tests so that they can succeed in school.

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Live Without Hate
Level: Middle, Secondary

This section begins with these sentences-- "When you were born, you didn't hate anyone. Can you say that now? Hate is something you learn and you can unlearn it." This supplement offers students a look into hate crimes and what they can do to stop them. A portion of the proceeds from each sale is donated to organizations fighting discrimination through education.

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Holidays Cruise
Level: Elementary, Middle

Sail along as we learn about the wonderful and festive holidays from many cultures. From Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa, to Chinese and Vietnamese New Year, to Diwali and beyond. From holidays celebrating the harvest to holidays of miracles, light and holy words, we�ll look at the ways in which we are all alike and different. It's loaded with NIE activities in language arts, social studies and math.

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Civil Rights: The Dream Lives On
Level: Middle, Secondary

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a world where all people had equal rights. Have we achieved that goal? Students are challenged to learn the history of the civil rights movement and to think about the future of equal rights for all. Written by a humanities teacher, this section is a terrific and compelling read.

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Teen Files: Issues That Matter
Level: Middle, Secondary

Kids today have so much to deal with: peer pressure, drugs, alcohol, safe driving, eating disorders and body image, depression, sex, smoking, and more. This tab examines some of these vital issues and strategies for dealing with them.

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Health Care Careers
Level: Middle, Secondary

Careers in health are booming. This section looks at the wide variety of ways people can work in this field and have terrific careers. It�s doctors, nurses and beyond!

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Climate Change
Level: Middle, Secondary

Climate change continues to be one of the critical ecology issues of our time. Students are challenged to use published facts, projections and predictions to comprehend the warming trend. Four Bonus Activity Sheets are included.

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Natural Disasters: The Science & Geography Behind the Events
Level: Elementary, Middle

Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes! Nothing is more fascinating than a natural phenomenon. Why do they happen? What are the causes? Where are they likely to occur? How do humans react? This tab takes an in-depth look at natural disasters and relates them to the 5 themes of geography. Great for Geography Awareness Week in November or anytime of year.

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