NIESpecial Report


Science Behind the News

NBC Learn, in partnership with he National Science Foundation, explores the science, technology, engineering and math found in current events. This 7-week series helps connect fundamental STEM topics to real-world news stories.

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Complete Sixth Grade
Sustainability Curriculum

Publix Super Markets, Inc. has joined efforts with FPES (Florida Press Educational Services) to bring this program to sixth grade students. This FREE NIE Program will show your sixth grade students how to become responsible members of the planet, and to respect all of the resources that it has to offer.

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Flip Chart for Interactive White Boards
Note: Only classrooms with white boards will be able to run this file.

Complete supplement as PDF

Teachers Guide


Lesson plans for use with the e-Edition on Interactive White Boards

Included are basic lessons for an Elementary, Middle and Secondary classroom that can be utilized to introduce Language Arts and Social Studies activities.

Middle School Social Studies Lesson Plan
Middle and High School Language Arts Lesson Plan
High School Social Studies Lesson Plan
Elementary Social Studies Lesson Plan
Elementary and Middle School Language Arts Lesson Plan

USA Weekend Teacher Guides

New Teacher's Guides are available every Monday, complete with monthly themes highlighted in a weekly lesson and a monthly activity sheet.

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Downloadable lesson for 10/21/14 
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Cartoon Evaluation Worksheet
For use with these lessons or with cartoons from your newspaper

Do we take voting for granted?

Teachers: Download the lesson and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format)

Common Core State Standard
RL.CSS.2/4 Grades 6-12:
Students determine the meaning of political cartoons through the analysis of their literal, symbolic and figurative meanings of the elements the artist used and their effect. Students are asked to describe the overall effect of the cartoon, and how the artist’s choices combine to create that effect.

Finally, students determine the purpose of the cartoon and how it relates to current issues through discussion questions. A blank cartoon is provided to assist students in writing their own caption based on their understanding of the cartoons meaning

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10/13/14


Do we take voting for granted?

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What threatens the world most?

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09/15/14


How safe are our secrets from hackers?

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President criticized over vacation

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Do 'combat police' create respect or fear?

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Miss Liberty and the immigration debate

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07/21/14


GOP leaders run from Palin proposal

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07/07/14


Wealthy politicians out of touch?

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06/23/14


Playing the blame game over Iraq

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Climate triggers a monster debate

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05/26/14


Classic quotes help tell of VA woes

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05/12/14


Botched execution brings notoriety

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04/28/14


Drawing a different message from news

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04/14/14


Climate warnings grow more dire

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03/31/14


Americans experience Russia deja vu

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03/17/14


Missing plane is a global mystery

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03/03/14


Proposed military cuts stir debate

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02/17/14


Olympic spying stirs controversy

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02/03/14


Obama strategy: Go around Congress

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01/20/14


Russia locks down Olympic security

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01/06/14


Data thieves target holiday shoppers

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