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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:
Australia’s wildfires choke Sydney

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This Week's lesson:

Holiday tech gifts: See what's new, imaginative and affordable

Tech devices and accessories that you get or give this gifting season can be practical as well as cool. Some even manage to mix education and fun, such as Hot Wheels TechMods from Mattel ($30). Users build a working toy car by making choices abo...

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This Week's lesson:

Are we fiddling as the planet burns?

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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:

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This week's word in the news: TENET

DEFINITION:

A principle or belief honored by a person or, more often, a group of people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Bloomberg’s plan focuses on five basic tenets: requiring more effective background checks, keeping guns out of the wrong hands, banning assault weapons, spending more on enforcement of gun laws and violence intervention programs, and repealing the 2005 law that granted broad legal immunity to gun manufacturers whose products are used in a shooting.
The Denver Post -- 12/09/2019

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In honor of Constitution Week, “We the People” delves into the living history and modern-day implications of the formative document with a five-part video series.

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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:

FBI digging into background of Pensacola shooter


FBI agents are scouring the scene of a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola and digging evidence into the background of the alleged shooter, who killed three people and wounded 10 others before he was killed. He was a Saudi pilot, and one of sever...

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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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