This ten-part series explores the science of natural disasters to reveal the human and economic toll caused by catastrophic events. Learn about a variety of natural disasters, as well as the tools and resources that can reduce the loss of life, damage to infrastructure, and the environment.

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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.


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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 Weekly features (Updated every Monday)

This week's word in the news: RESETTLEMENT

The transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind).

About 500 protesters, chanting slogans and carrying signs in the shadow of the State House, gathered Friday night to speak out against Governor Charlie Baker’s efforts to reconsider the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Massachusetts.
The Boston Globe -- 11/23/2015

Bacteria evolves to defeat 'last resort' antibiotic 

Discussion prompts & video archive.


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

This week's lesson: Web brews up a 'war' on Christmas

The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return with the September 14 lesson!

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There are more than 180 lessons archived for your use

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.


Daily Science Webcasts

Thanksgiving Day Parade - Inflation Day

For many New Yorkers, watching the giant parade balloons being filled on the day before Thanksgiving, has become part of their holiday celebration.
Play Audio
-- Nov 25, 2015

Record heat could spark intense wildfires in Australia

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Scary times: More than 30 governors resist federal plans to bring Syrian war refugees

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive

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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Newspaper Activities
for FCAT Practice

Sunshine State Standards and The News-Press
Reference / Research LAA228, LAA238, LAA248
Words / Phrases LAA123, LAA132, LAA142
Main Idea / Purpose LAA221, LAA231, LAA241
Comparisons LAA227 Using The News-Press