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What is NIE?

Newspapers In Education (NIE) is an exciting interactive program that engages students in learning by providing teachers access to the Austin American-Statesman ePaper for use in their classroom. The NIE program is designed to make reading newspapers a fun and beneficial learning experience.

NIE is a worldwide effort in which school textbooks and teacher materials are supplemented with the use of the local newspaper. This is accomplished everyday by providing a “living textbook” in a format that is less intimidating and more appealing to students.


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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

This Week's lesson:
Thousands flee killer wildfires in California

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This Week's lesson:

Democracy in action: Voters change the political balance in Congress for two years

Participation in our system of electing leaders was notably high last week and brought a change in Washington, D.C. Democrats won control of the House, starting in January. Republicans, who currently have majorities in both parts of Congress, ke...

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This Week's lesson:

A second look at Second Amendment?

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NASA's Space Place

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students (Updated Monthly)

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How well do you keep up with the world around you? Take this week’s quiz to test your knowledge of recent national and world events.

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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:

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This week's word in the news: INCOMPETENCE

DEFINITION:

Lack of ability or capacity. Lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Florida ? forever the land of hanging chads, marred by the stain of electoral incompetence ? found itself Saturday embroiled in a recount lollapalooza that recalled the presidential limbo of 18 years ago that made the state a national joke.
The Palm Beach Post -- 11/12/2018

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Think you know football? Ok, what's a prolate spheroid? This 10-part video series focuses on the science behind NFL football.

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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This Week's lesson:

French president calls nationalism 'a betrayal'


French President Emmanuel Macron decried nationalism in an Armistice Day speech before world leaders, including President Donald Trump. Macron said by embracing the self-interest of nationalism, countries betray their core moral values. While Macron ...

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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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Daily Science Audio webcasts: An exclusive partnership with Pulse of the Planet, updated daily with two-minute sound portraits of Planet Earth. Tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sounds.

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