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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:
21 abducted schoolgirls freed in Nigeria

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This Weeks's lesson:

New space race: Two companies compete to offer Mars ‘tourism’ flights in coming decades

If you think flying to Hawaii or Australia is a long trip, look at the out-of-this-world vision being discussed by Boeing and a smaller company called SpaceX: They envision civilian flights to Mars as soon as next decade or two. The billionaire ...

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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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Kids as young as 12 are still working in U.S. tobacco fields. And they're doing it willingly because they need the money. But working in fields can cause harsh side effects since they're working around poisonous nicotine and pesticides. It is also completely legal under federal child labor laws, which bar kids younger than 14 from most jobs but allows them to work in agriculture an unlimited number of hours, outside school hours.

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This Weeks's lesson:

Perceived speed is a matter of how many body lengths are moving per second!

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-- Oct 21, 2016

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This week's word in the news: SPHERE


An area of influence or activity. A three-dimensional shape that looks like a ball.

When people learn to work together on community goals outside of government, they can enter the elected sphere and be much more effective.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 10/17/2016

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This Weeks's lesson:

Republicans split ranks over Trump

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Think you know football? Ok, what's a prolate spheroid? This 10-part video series focuses on the science behind NFL football.

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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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