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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:
Trump raises tariffs on NATO ally Turkey

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This Week's lesson:

‘Year of the Woman:’ More female candidates win nominations and have a larger role across the country

With Election Day still three months, this already is called "The Year of the Woman" in American politics. That's because a notably large number of female candidates are running for governor, Congress and state legislatures. Two won Democratic n...

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This Week's lesson:

Are 3-D printed guns a big threat?

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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: SIPHON

DEFINITION:

To take funds, especially illegally or deceitfully, from another source in small increments.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
According to Forbes, Ross is alleged to have siphoned or stolen more than $120 million from business partners and customers.
The Boston Globe -- 08/13/2018

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Brought to you by NBC Learn in celebration of National Women’s History Month.

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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:

July was California's hottest month on record


California just sweltered through its hottest month ever recorded. July 2018 was the hottest of all, with an average statewide temperature of 79.7 degrees, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration said. And, Death Valley had an aver...

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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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