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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:
Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles

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This Week's lesson:

Academy Awards telecast Sunday night will show an industry trying to be more diverse

A diverse array of celebrity presenters will hand out Oscar statuettes this coming Sunday night during the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, televised from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. on ABC. In a break from most past versions, no com...

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This Week's lesson:

Why was an emergency declared?

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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: PARCHED

DEFINITION:

Extremely dry because of hot weather or drought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Patches of parched landscape have caused once-green golf courses to close and limited golf cart use, the Greeley Tribune reported.
The Denver Post -- 02/18/2019

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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:

Gun Control Legislation Moves Forward In Congress


One day before the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting, the House Judiciary Committee approved two new measures requiring stronger background checks for gun buyers. It was the first Congressional hearing on gun control since 2007. The new Dem...

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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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