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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.

Why educators should 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!
  • ESOL Friendly
  • Differential Instruction and Learning Styles
  • NIE offers a Higher Order of Thinking (HOT)

Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)

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

This Weeks's lesson:
Hundreds arrested in attacks on immigrants in South Africa

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This Weeks's lesson:

President Obama brings us closer to restoring ties with Cuba

Cuba and the United States, separated by just 90 miles of water, are taking historic steps to become more neighborly. President Obama and President Raul Castro shook hands and spoke for an hour two weeks ago – the first time each country's lead...

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Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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Carrying “special delivery” letters to every member of Congress demanding political finance reform, a 61-year-old mailman from Florida flew his fragile ultralight gyrocopter through some of the most closely protected airspace on the planet and landed it on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol last week. He had announced his plans on the Internet and in his hometown newspaper. He said he felt compelled to do what he could to halt corruption in the nation’s capital.

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This Weeks's lesson:
Glaciers - Breaking Up

A loud splash catches the attention of researchers atop a glacier.

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-- Apr 24, 2015

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This week's word in the news: BREACH

DEFINITION:

An opening, tear, or rupture. A violation or infraction.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Massive data breaches at retailers like Home Depot and Target are finally pushing credit card issuers to adopt the technology known as “chip and PIN” which is much more secure than the magnetic swipe strips used in the United States.
The Boston Globe -- 04/20/2015

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This Weeks's lesson:

Would no video mean no charges?

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Draw your own conclusions

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New materials from Miami University’s Fighting With Food project focuses on the process of inquiry and helps teachers engage their students in the topic of toxicants and the role nutrient dense foods in helping to combat their effects with a new graphic story style format.

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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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