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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 use the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald in the classroom.

  • Service to the NIE Website is available 24/7, wherever there is Internet connection!
  • The digital newspaper engages the student and the world, and creates a master reader.
  • Serves as an excellent source of vocabulary development and language acquisition.
  • Provides an infusion of sentence structure, figurative language and stresses critical & analytical thinking.

Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)

Use the Miami Herald to spark classroom discussions.
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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

This Weeks's lesson:
Czechs ready for fake news ahead of elections

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This Weeks's lesson:

Presidential swearing-in: Ceremonies, parade and dancing on a historic Friday in Washington, D.C.

This is a turning-point week in U.S. history. Donald Trump will be sworn in Friday as president, his first political office. The outdoor ceremony on the Capitol steps will be attended by Congress members, Supreme Court justices, campaign donors,...

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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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U.S. troops are moving into Poland as part of an ongoing mission to step up America's presence in eastern Europe. About 3,500 U.S. personnel will spend the next nine months conducting training exercises with local security forces. It is part of a plan to rotate the U.S. troops through eastern European NATO member states for training exercises. Russia said the exercises "threaten our interests, our security."

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This Weeks's lesson:

Emerald Ash Borer - Saving a Species 20Jan17

Natural enemies, resistant genotypes - all part of the effort to save our ash trees.


This week's word in the news: INAUGURAL

DEFINITION:

Of, relating to, or characteristic of an inauguration. The ceremonial induction into a position.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
But the name apparently strikes too close to home for inaugural organizers.
The Denver Post -- 01/16/2017

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This Weeks's lesson:

What does GOP want for health care?

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NBC Learn, in partnership with Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, chronicles World War II history and the innovations behind the war’s greatest aircraft.

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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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