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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:
Lebanon’s people blame political leaders for massive explosion

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This Week's lesson:

Covid-19 vaccine tests are under way with U.S. goal of 300 million doses ‘by January’

Fast-track tests of 26 potential coronavirus vaccines are underway in our country, as well as in Britain, Brazil and South Africa. U.S. researchers recently began enrolling around 30,000 volunteers for final-stage tests of a vaccine from a compa...

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This Week's lesson:

Is politics tampering with the mail?

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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: NONSENSICAL

DEFINITION:

Conceived or made without regard for reason or reality; foolish, senseless, fatuous, or absurd.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Willmeng is suing the 546-bed hospital to get his job back, saying his actions were compelled by personal safety, and the policy behind his May 8 firing was nonsensical.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 08/10/2020

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The Coronavirus Learning Companion features comic-basis stories and hands-on-activities for all age levels to help better understand the purpose and science behind COVID-19 public health recommendations.

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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:

Challenges to the return of college sports


College sports are looking to return to competition this fall. But there are a number of circumstances that are complicating the return of collegiate athletics, notably football. Many colleges are under financial pressure to restart football in spite...

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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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