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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.

Why educators should 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!
  • ESOL Friendly
  • Differential Instruction and Learning Styles
  • NIE offers a Higher Order of Thinking (HOT)

Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)

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

This Weeks's lesson:
Terrorists attack in Kuwait, France and Tunisia

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This Weeks's lesson:

Flag lowering: S.C. church attack widens opposition to Confederate symbol

We are witnesses to a turning point in U.S. history, triggered by shocking violence this month in a Charleston, S.C., church. Its senior pastor and eight congregation members, all African American, were fatally shot June 17 by a 21-year-old whit...

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Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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A giant algae bloom in the Pacific Ocean that runs from Southern California to Alaska is producing toxins that harm sea life. The bloom has already shutdown some clam and crab fishing along the Pacific coast, and the poison has moved up the food chain to attack mammals like sea lions.

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This Weeks's lesson:
Okefenokee - Sandhill Monogamy

Young Sandhill Cranes are all for group dates, but when it's time to get serious, these giant birds commit to one partner.

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-- Jul 7, 2015

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This week's word in the news: LANDFALL

DEFINITION:

The reaching of land by an oceanic storm or a part, especially the eye, of a storm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
We now enter our 10th year since then and still not a single hurricane has had a Florida landfall.
The Palm Beach Post -- 06/22/2015

CREATE YOUR OWN VOCABULARY QUIZ
 Elementary School
 Middle School
 High School

This Weeks's lesson:

Are we producing a war sequel?

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The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return with the September 14 lesson!

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New materials from Miami University’s Fighting With Food project focuses on the process of inquiry and helps teachers engage their students in the topic of toxicants and the role nutrient dense foods in helping to combat their effects with a new graphic story style format.

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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:

 Elementary (K-4)
 Middle (5-8)
 Secondary (9-12)

Free lesson plans and games for learning civics
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