Resources for Teachers and Students

Featured Programs

African-American All Stars

African-American All Stars: From All Walks of Life: Profiles dozens of the most influential African Americans and offers suggestions for writing research reports. Perfect for Black History Month in February.

Exploring Diversity

Exploring Diversity: At each stage of our lives, we face different diversity issues. This supplement explores the concerns, prejudices, pressures and opportunities diversity brings as we grow up.

Generation Fix: Young Ideas for a Better World

Generation Fix: Volunteering: Never doubt that young people make a difference. These excerpts from the award-winning book tell wonderful and inspiring stories about ordinary kids doing extraordinary things to make the world a better place.

Give Them the Keys

Newspaper In Education Week is celebrated annually during the first full school week of March, specifically March 5-9, 2012.

Marking the event this year, the NAA Foundation re-releases the teacher's guide Give Them the Keys. The curriculum, first introduced in 2002, has been updated to include standardized lesson plans which include common core standards, technology standards, leveled activities and assessments.

Health Care Careers

Health Careers. Careers in health are booming. This section looks at the wide variety of ways people can work in this field and have terrific careers. It's doctors, nurses and beyond!

Hundred Dollar Cat (Serial Story)

When Ben accidentally is given the wrong change ($100 instead of a $10 bill) from the cashier at Toppers, he pockets the money. Ben is deep in thought about the $100 on the way home when his mom hits a darting cat in road. They take the injured, scruffy cat to the vet at Ben’s insistence and decide to go ahead with surgery. While waiting for word on the cat, Ben again returns to thoughts of the money. Should he buy a much desired new soccer ball? Tell his mom what happened? Help pay for the cat’s surgery?

It is The Economy

Level Middle, Secondary

Everything we have, use, buy, read, wear or play with relates to economics in some way. The National Council on Economic Education supports 20 standards students must master in order to process economic concepts. This tab explains the standards and enhances them with dynamic NIE activities and a look at the current state of the economy.

Know Smoking

Know Smoking: Once students know smoking, they'll commit to no smoking. Knowledge is power when it comes to being healthy and this 12-page section teaches the truth about tobacco and the industry that preys on young people.

Living Green: A Turtle's Quest for a Cleaner Planet

Free Earth Day book for NIE newspapers. Tired of seeing the land he loves cluttered with trash, Thurman the turtle decides it's time to take action.
A shortlist finalist for the 2012 national Green Earth Book Award.

NIE and the Common Core State Standards

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released a set of state-led education standards, the Common Core State Standards, in June, to be adopted state-by-state. Georgia adopted the standards in July. The standards establish clear and consistent goals for learning that will prepare America's children for success in college and work. This teacher's guide, "NIE Meets the Common Core Standards," provides 77 page

Read, Write, Relate...Communicate

Read, Write, Relate - Communicate: Having excellent communication skills enables students to do well on standardized tests and to go on to successful careers later in life. When you can read and write well, you can speak articulately and communicate clearly. The exercises in this section use the newspaper to help students hone these valuable skills.

Teen Files

African-American All Stars: From All Walks of Life: Profiles dozens of the most influential African Americans and offers suggestions for writing research reports. Perfect for Black History Month in February.

The Illiad for Young Readers Chapter 1

This wonderful and classic tale has it all - conflict and resolution, bullying and bravado, internal conflict, lessons in humanities, a wonderful literary learning unit, and much more. Each chapter contains full-color illustration. 15 chapters and a comprehensive teacher's guide.

The Triumphant Spirit

The Triumphant Spirit: Holocaust: Compelling, poignant stories and photographs of Holocaust survivors. This tab has excerpts from the award-winning book of the same title as well as a page of NIE activities to help students understand some of the complex issues. It also includes an historical overview and a timeline of events. This tab offers the ultimate in curriculum materials for teaching about this watershed event in history.