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About NIE

Teachers, give your students the world at their fingertips, at no cost to you!

Winner of 20 Pulitzer Prizes, the Miami Herald Media Company (MHMC) provides the best journalism in South Florida. MHMC's NewsMedia in Education (NIE) program strives to promote literacy through readership, at no cost to participating classroom teachers.

Today's students want immediate news and entertainment in a digitized format using the latest software, and that's what NIE offers, with complete access to the Miami Herald Digital Newspaper and other resources. For Spanish lessons, teachers turn to the award-winning el Nuevo Herald - one of our nation's premier Spanish-language newspapers.

NIE provides subject-specific lesson plans for every grade level that are compatible with the Florida Standards.

Our NewsMedia in Education (NIE) program is entirely funded through subscriber donations and sponsorships from advertisers. Access to the digital newspaper as well as any printed themed sections are freely available to all Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe County school teachers who request it.

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Why educators should use the Miami Herald in the classroom.
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Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)

Use the Miami Herald to spark classroom discussions.
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This Weeks's lesson:
Miley Cyrus gig banned in Dominican Republic

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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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This Weeks's lesson:

E-cigarettes prompt new health concerns about young users, targeted with ads and flavors

There's a revived debate over electronic cigarettes, which critics fear could appeal to young nonsmokers and lead to the real thing. A leading heart health group urges the federal government to ban the sale of battery-run flavored cigarettes to ...

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Become a Wildlife Watch Treasure Hunter

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch is a national, nature-watching program created for people of all ages. Through the program, you’ll gain first hand experience with plants and animals in their natural environment and share details that help National Wildlife Federation track the health and behavior of wildlife and plant species nationwide. In return, the Wildlife Watch website keeps you up-to-date on wildlife news and facts, and new ideas for attracting wildlife to your backyard and community.

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California's legislature has passed a ban on single-use plastic bags. If signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, the proposal would ban grocery and convenience stores from providing plastic bags for their customers. Shoppers would have to either bring their own bags, or pay 10 cents at checkout for a paper or reusable plastic bag.

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This Weeks's lesson:
Honeybees - Inside the Hive

With thousands of bees to feed, a hive needs a good store of honey to get through the winter.

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-- Sep 1, 2014

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This week's word in the news: RENDITION

DEFINITION:
An interpretation, as of a role or a piece of music.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Lizbet Martínez, the Cuban rafter girl who warmed the hearts of U.S. Coast Guard officers and many others across the nation 20 years ago with her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, still has the violin that made her famous.
The Miami Herald -- 09/01/2014

CREATE YOUR OWN VOCABULARY QUIZ
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This Weeks's lesson:

President criticized over vacation

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

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

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