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About NIE

Teachers, give your students the world at their fingertips, at no cost to you!

Winner of 20 Pulitzer Prizes, the Miami Herald Media Company (MHMC) provides the best journalism in South Florida. MHMC's NewsMedia in Education (NIE) program strives to promote literacy through readership, at no cost to participating classroom teachers.

Today's students want immediate news and entertainment in a digitized format using the latest software, and that's what NIE offers, with complete access to the Miami Herald Digital Newspaper and other resources. For Spanish lessons, teachers turn to the award-winning el Nuevo Herald - one of our nation's premier Spanish-language newspapers.

NIE provides subject-specific lesson plans for every grade level that are compatible with the Florida Standards.

Our NewsMedia in Education (NIE) program is entirely funded through subscriber donations and sponsorships from advertisers. Access to the digital newspaper as well as any printed themed sections are freely available to all Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe County school teachers who request it.

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Why educators use the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald in the classroom.

  • Service to the NIE Website is available 24/7, wherever there is Internet connection!
  • The digital newspaper engages the student and the world, and creates a master reader.
  • Serves as an excellent source of vocabulary development and language acquisition.
  • Provides an infusion of sentence structure, figurative language and stresses critical & analytical thinking.

Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)

Use the Miami Herald to spark classroom discussions.
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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

This Weeks's lesson:
Earthquake kills and injures hundreds in Italy

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This Weeks's lesson:

Evidence of an Earth-like planet sounds like science fiction, but isn’t

Movie-like phrases – "alien world," "red dwarf star," "exoplanet" -- dramatize astronomy news that broke last week. Headlines also are dramatic. "Potentially Habitable Planet Found Orbiting Star Closest to Sun" says National Geographic. On its f...

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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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Some groups in Europe and the United States have sounded dire warnings about Halal meat. Halal refers to food that is permissible for Muslims to eat. Like Kosher meat for Jews, Halal meat comes from an animal that is slaughtered by cutting its throat and draining all the blood – a practice that helps prevent foodborne illness. Similar to kosher meat, the person who carries out the slaughter must be of practicing faith. Halal meat is blessed with a prayer.

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This Weeks's lesson:
Acoustical Ecology - Sounds

How healthy is an ecosystem? Listen up!

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-- Aug 31, 2016

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This week's word in the news: PUNTER


An American football player who drops the ball from his hands and kicks it before it touches the ground.

As first reported by Altitude Sports’ Vic Lombardi, Britton Colquitt, the Broncos’ veteran punter who was once the highest-paid player at his position, has been asked by the team to take a significant cut off his $3.25 million salary for 2016.
The Denver Post -- 08/29/2016

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This Weeks's lesson:

Was tale dumb, disgraceful, or both?

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NBC Learn and NBC Sports, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, explore the engineering and technology helping athletes maximize their performance at the Olympic Games.

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

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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:

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