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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:
Ontario school district bans field trips to U.S.

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This Weeks's lesson:

Modern dinosaurs? Sears and Kmart, old school retail chains, may be doomed

How often do you and your family spend money at a mall? In age when many people shop online, some big national stores without appealing websites and strong Internet marketing face possible extinction. The endangered list includes Sears, which ad...

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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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The Senate just approved a resolution that would kill an Obama-era internet privacy regulation that stopped cable and internet service providers from gathering and selling information about you. ISPs like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T will no longer need consent from customers to record their information and sell it to advertisers.

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This Weeks's lesson:

Invasive Species - Potluck Kudzu

One person's invasive is another person's tasty delicacy.


This week's word in the news: INFALLIBLE

DEFINITION:

Not capable of being wrong or making mistakes.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Students in Minnesota public high schools soon could earn credit for courses that teach the Bible or the Qur’an as infallible truth under a proposal now before the Minnesota Legislature.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 03/27/2017

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This Weeks's lesson:

What happened to Tumpcare plan?

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NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, examines the vital connections between water, food and energy in the human water cycle.

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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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