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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.

Announcements

Why educators should use the Miami 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)

Teachers: The 2015 "Clean Up and Green Up" Poster and Video contest has begun! Please click on the link to access the flyer and entry form attached and summary below for more information. We hope we will receive more amazing submittals from your classes this year. Please encourage your students to consider this as an educational exercise as well as a great opportunity to win amazing prizes!

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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:
Greece votes against austerity

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This Weeks's lesson:

Super Bowl brings Seahawks-Patriots showdown -- and an 'ad bowl'

Even if you're not a football fanatic, it'll be hard not to catch at least a bit of Super Bowl fever this week. The Big Game is this Sunday at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., between the Seattle Seahawks and N...

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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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By the end of next year, the richest 1 percent will own more than the other 99 percent of the world's people, according to a new study. That staggering wealth also gives top 1 percent the power to control government policies so they can gain even more wealth, the study said.

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This Weeks's lesson:
Ice - Freezing Lakes (Memorial Program)

The unusual way that water freezes allows fish and other aquatic life to survive the winter months.

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-- Jan 30, 2015

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This week's word in the news: AVERSION

DEFINITION:
A strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance,-
or antipathy.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One after another, men and women cited job commitments, destination weddings, an aversion to the death penalty, or a certainty of guilt as reasons to prevent them from sitting on a trial expected to last at least three months.
The Boston Globe -- 01/26/2015

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This Weeks's lesson:

Will U.S. tourists soon flock to Cuba??

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Draw your own conclusions

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This new 10-part series continues to explore the physics and math behind the game of golf. Provided by NBC Learn, in partnership with the United States Golf Association and Chevron, students will learn about calculating golfers’ handicaps and golf scoring, the evolution of the golf club and ball, as well as how factors like friction, volume and energy all affect how a golf ball travels.

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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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Free lesson plans and games for learning civics
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