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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 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:
Egypt sends robot submarine to help plane crash search

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This Weeks's lesson:

President’s week in Asia includes visit to Hiroshima, where atomic warfare began 70 years ago

During a historic stop in Japan at the end of this week, President Obama will restate a message he voiced in Eastern Europe three months after taking office in 2009 -- a call to rid the world of nuclear arms. This time, he speaks Friday at Hiros...

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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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Summertime is around the corner, and that means more free time for iPads and TV, right? The American Academy of Pediatrics hopes that answer is no. The group says parents should limit screen time for kids over 2 years old to two hours a day. But some parents and experts says it depends on what kids are doing with those screens – just watching, doing something creative or communicating with others.

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This Weeks's lesson:
Soil Litter - Unidentified Species

Biology's latest frontier is as close as your own backyard.

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-- May 25, 2016

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This week's word in the news: ELECTORATE

DEFINITION:

A body of qualified voters.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The coming presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump begins in a virtual dead heat, a competition between two candidates viewed unfavorably by a majority of the current electorate and with voters motivated as much by whom they don't like as by whom they do, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The Denver Post -- 05/23/2016

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This Weeks's lesson:

What is facing the class of 2016?

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Draw your own conclusions

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A new lesson from the Fighting With Food project guides middle and high school students through the chemistry of how metals get into water, the toxicity of lead, and how nutrition can help combat the health effects of lead exposure.

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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)

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