Resources for North Carolina teachers and students





Newspaper in Education at the Rocky Mount Telegram, The Daily Advance and the Daily Reflector are now offering our eEdition as well as our print product. You can choose one or both!

We are making the eEdition available not only to take advantage of new technology, but also to be good stewards of our NIE donations. The money we raise for NIE can go a lot farther by purchasing eEditions for participating classrooms, which means we will be able to expand the program to even more teachers.

When ordering newspapers or the eEdition for your classroom, be sure and click on the newspaper in your school's area. Thank you for using the Newspaper in Education program in your classroom!

NIE Special Report


Who doesn’t like to eat?

Turn the fun of food into a great science experience to start off the school year using a new science content reading Is there a gene for liking broccoli? and an accompanying activity Taste this!

Click here to view the new material


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.

Click here for the activities

Contact Information

The Daily Reflector
David Adams
Circulation Sales Manager
Phone: 252-329-9630
dadams@reflector.com


The Daily Advance
Chuck Edwards
252-335-8091
cedwards@dailyadvance.com


The Rocky Mount Telegram
Heidi Hibbert
252-407-9902
hhibbert@rmtelegram.com


New Serial Story

A Sea Turtles Story
By Mary Maden
Illustrated by Vicki Wallace

Based on a true story…an exciting and heart-warming short serial! 6 chapters, 800 words, suggested audience 2nd grade and up. Read aloud all ages.

Download the teachers guide

Online Extras (Updated every Monday)

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Download a lesson based on political cartoons and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format)

This week's lesson: How safe are our secrets from hackers?

New! Classroom Caption Contest.
Enter a caption and maybe win a book!

Download this week's lesson
There are more than 180 lessons archived for your use


Videogame ‘athletes:’ Are you college scholarship material?

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive




This week's word in the news: TRANSPARENCY

DEFINITION:
Characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cigna, the health insurance company, offers an Internet-based transparency tool that shows plan members price information on the 200 most common procedures, which make up about 70 percent of the company’s medical claims, said Mark Slitt, a spokesman.
The Miami Herald -- 09/15/2014


Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Sustainable Chemistry - Splitting Water

In the process of developing alternative fuel souces, you may have to split a few molecules along the way.
Play Audio
-- Sep 18, 2014



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



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


Monarch Butterfly's Numbers Fly Dangerously Low

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Philippines considers law to give Muslims autonomy

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Throughout this school year, PARADE Classroom will be targeting up to six features that provide poignant life lessons for high school students. Be sure to check them out!

Get the lessons here:

Cyberspace Safety
9/11 Lessons and Legacies
Keeping America Free