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!

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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.

Downloads:

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.

Click here to download guides from USA Weekend

Teachers, Librarians: You can host a Herblock cartoon exhibit at your school

Four exhibitions have been created to teach people about Herblock and his remarkable career. These panel exhibitions can be used for teaching or promoting the American topics that Herblock was so passionate about — Education, Democracy, Civil Rights and the Presidency. Together all four present a fascinating history of Herblock’s political cartoons.

The four panel exhibitions are available for the shipping fee only – no rental fee is required. The exhibitions come in shipping cases that are easy to move, store and set up. The exhibitions can be displayed in classrooms, lobbies or exhibit spaces.

A seven minute DVD Herblock: The Man Behind the Cartoons is available with each of the exhibitions, giving a brief biography of Herblock.

Illustrated brochures accompany each exhibition and are available to give out free to visitors to the exhibitions. A brochure holder is included in the display set up.

Get more details and request the exhibition for your school

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How they got started | Where they get their ideas | How they draw |
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More Cartoon Resources

Association of American Editorial Cartoonists:

What you'll find: Collection of political cartoons, articles dealing with cartooning and cartoonists.

Find it here



Daryl Cagle's
Cartoon Index:

What you'll find: Huge selection of Political Cartoons updated daily. Collections categorized by topic.

Find it here



CartoonArts International

What you'll find: Major political cartoonists from the world press in over 75 countries.

Find it here



The Opper Project: Teaching history through political cartoons

Ohio State University has launched a project that uses editorial cartoons to teach history. You'll find lesson plans, downloadable toons and much more.

Find it here



Stop laughing, this is serious

How far do Toons reach? The cartoon Australians consider the best and most famous in the world features two workmen hanging in the air from a steel girder, one by the pants of the other, pulling them down. The caption words, "For gorsake, stop laughing, this is serious," have since become a byword in Australian culture. See the cartoon and read more about it at Witty World