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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.
  • 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.
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This Weeks's lesson:
Serbia walks a tightrope between Russia and Europe

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

Federal response to Ebola grows as missteps spread concern

Ebola remains a high-interest topic, with extensive coverage across America as developments occur virtually every day. The latest news includes President Obama's selection of a longtime White House official, Ron Klains, to manage government resp...

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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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Facebook accused the Drug Enforcement Agency of violating its terms of service when it impersonated an upstate New York woman on Facebook. The company's letter criticizes the DEA for impersonating Sondra Arquiett, creating a profile without her knowledge and posting seized images to it in an attempt to trap criminals. Facebook demanded the DEA close down any other impersonation accounts.

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This Weeks's lesson:
SciDi: Frontiers of the Brain - Replicating Data

A new model shows promise in helping Science Diarist John Beggs understand data collected from neurons.

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-- Oct 24, 2014

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This week's word in the news: AMBIGUOUS

DEFINITION:
Open to more than one interpretation; doubtful or uncertain.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"The current law is ambiguous," said Todd Maron, Tesla's general consul. "That ambiguity is why the dealers, through these last-minute tactics, have gone to change the law."
The Detroit News -- 10/20/2014

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This Weeks's lesson:

Do we take voting for granted?

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Draw your own conclusions

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Science Behind the News

NBC Learn, in partnership with he National Science Foundation, explores the science, technology, engineering and math found in current events. This 7-week series helps connect fundamental STEM topics to real-world news stories.

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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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