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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:
Denmark tells new citizens to shake hands

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This Week's lesson:

Painful impact of partial federal shutdown grows in week five, and so does pressure to end it

Key parts of the U.S. government have been shut since Dec. 22 because of a dispute between the president and Democrats in Congress. The shutdown, which hit its 31st day as this week begins, is the longest of its kind in national history. (The pr...

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This Week's lesson:

Is western democracy in trouble?

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NASA's Night Sky Network

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:

 Elementary (K-4)
 Middle (5-8)
 Secondary (9-12)

This week's word in the news: WINDCHILL

DEFINITION:

The apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Forecasters said windchills could drop as low as 30 degrees below zero Sunday night through Monday morning.
The Boston Globe -- 01/21/2019

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In partnership with W.K. Kellogg Foundation, NBC Learn brings the Civil Rights era to life with over one hundred archival clips and original town hall conversations from around the county.

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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:

Teens clash with Native American elder


A crowd of teenagers surrounded a Native American elder and other activists after last week’s Indigenous Peoples March at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. A video showed a group of high school students wearing “Make America Great Again” hats surro...

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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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