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
Did you know eating more calcium rich foods combats the effects of lead exposure? Or, that eating colorful fruits reduces the health impacts of low level PCB's found in the environment all around us?
The Fighting with Food project explores current biomedical research in nutrition and toxicology that shows how certain foods work to combat the health impacts of environmental toxicants and focuses on integrating this information with core physical and biological science standards on matter.
Materials include hands-on, guided inquiry investigations and student readings designed for middle and high school general science, chemistry, biology, and nutrition classes. In these investigations students will observe, collect, tabulate, and organize data, and then use their data to draw conclusions.
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►Central African Republic is on the verge of genocide
This week's word in the news: LAMENT
To express grief for or about; mourn. To regret deeply; deplore.
FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The longtime Waco merchant laments that holiday shopping seems to begin earlier each year, blurring the line between a day off with the family and Black Friday doorbuster sales.
►The Waco Tribune-Herald -- 12/02/2013
Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
►Archive of Geography quizzes
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