Welcome to The News-Star's Newspaper in Education site!
Add The News-Star to your classroom curriculum! Our Newspaper in Education web site will enrich your existing lessons, enliven classroom discussions and develop lifelong reading habits for your students.
The News-Star is your local news source, offering daily updates on the relevant information you and your students need to understand our rapidly changing world. Our coverage of local, state, and federal governments helps young people see how the democratic process affects them on a personal level. We provide students with the thought-provoking materials that inform, inspire and move them to participate in the world around them.
Through our NIE website, you can enjoy our database of newspaper-based Lesson Plans for grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12, offered free to the educational community, as well as our weekly Geography-in-the-News lesson, "This Week in History" and "Front Page Talking Points."
In these activities, students are encouraged to discuss, engage and relate the news to their own lives. The lesson plans tie current events to lessons of history, government and sciences, sending students into the articles and regular features of the printed or online newspapers. Our lesson plans, customized by grade level, are updated every Monday.
Electronic edition newspapers are available daily by teacher request. Contact Hugh Posey, firstname.lastname@example.org, to sign up today!
Online Extras (Updated every Monday)
Resources to help you put The News Star to work in your classroom
NIE Special Report
Whether its from the simple desire to help others, our environment, or our way of life, innovation is a process that begins with imagination and results in the creation of something of value for society.
NBC Learn, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the National Science Teachers Association, explores the process of innovations in this compelling 11-week video series.
►View this weeks video : 3-D Printing
►Finland is the best country for mothers, report says
This week's word in the news: BIOTECH
Short for biotechnology: the use of a living organism, biological substances or techniques to engineer or manufacture a product or substance, as when cells that produce antibodies are cloned in order to study their effects on cancer cells.
FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Meanwhile, a new front opened Friday in the battle over the bill, with Democrats vowing to amend it to include biotech companies, and a group opposed to embryonic stem cell research pledging to block the measure if that happens.
►The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -- 05/13/2013
Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
►Archive of Geography quizzes
May is Garden for Wildlife Month!
Plant a Schoolyard Garden at Your School
To help reconnect today's children to the outdoors, National Wildlife Federation assists schools in developing outdoor classrooms called Schoolyard Habitats®, where educators and students learn how to attract and support local wildlife.
These wildlife habitats become places where students not only learn about wildlife species and ecosystems, but also outdoor classrooms where they hone their academic skills and nurture their innate curiosity and creativity.
Click here to view the lessons
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.
►Click here to download guides from USA Weekend