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Welcome to Newspapers in Education!

Newspapers In Education is a national program that promotes literacy through the use of the daily newspaper as an instructional aid in the classroom. The Waco Tribune-Herald partners with educators and local businesses to encourage literacy, to broaden students' community and global perspectives and to equip area teachers with a powerful tool for teaching at no cost to the teachers or schools.

For more info email Cynthia Donahue: Cynthia.donahue@wacotrib.com


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Put the Tribune-Herald to work in your classroom

Reminder!
VERIFY YOUR PAPERS

Teachers, please remember to verify delivery of your newspapers every semester. NIE is audited annually and must have a verification form on file each semester for every teacher.


Newspaper tours

Tours of the newspaper museum are also available for school groups of 20 or fewer and no younger than eight years of age. The tours are free of charge.


Curriculum notebooks

Curriculum notebooks in the areas of reading/writing, mathematics, science, and social studies are available to teachers for $25 each. The lessons are correlated to the TEKS objectives.


This Week's lesson:

Mixing images, messages of danger

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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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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This Week's lesson:

Marine biologists fear return of a killer ‘Blob'


Waters are warming in the Pacific Ocean again, threatening the food chain critical for marine life such as seals and birds and sounding the alarm for marine biologists. A marine heatwave called the “Blob” hit the same patch of ocean off the western c...

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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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This week's word in the news: CONTINUUM

DEFINITION:

Something that changes in character gradually or in very slight stages without any clear dividing points.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Instead, climate breakdown exists on a continuum where every 10th of a degree of additional heating means more death and suffering.
The Los Angeles Times -- 09/16/2019

CREATE YOUR OWN VOCABULARY QUIZ
 Elementary School
 Middle School
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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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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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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

This Week's lesson:
Drone strikes hit major oil sites in Saudi Arabia

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This Week's lesson:

Apple launches the iPhone 11 with three lenses, 'slofies' and a price surprise

Apple rolls out the iPhone's three latest models, a new iPad, a streaming service and a gaming service. Top executive Tim Cook unveiled the products and additions at a 90-minute press event on its Silicon Valley campus last week. The iPhone 11 d...

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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)

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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Throughout this school year, PARADE Classroom will be targeting up to six features that provide poignant life lessons for high school students. Be sure to check them out!

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Cyberspace Safety
9/11 Lessons and Legacies
Keeping America Free

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