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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:
Record heat could spark intense wildfires in Australia

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This Weeks's lesson:

Scary times: More than 30 governors resist federal plans to bring Syrian war refugees

Soon after deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, governors around this country began suggesting their states won't provide help to resettle thousands of Syrian war refugees in America. President Obama is sticking with earlier plans to 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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Scientists in China have found a resistance gene for colistin, what's commonly known as the "last resort" antibiotic. Colistin has been the drug doctors turned to when all other antibiotics failed to fight life-threatening drug-resistant bacteria. Now, researchers in China have found a new bacteria gene that resists colistan - and it is spreading. Medical researchers fear we are near a post-antibiotic era. "At that point if a patient is seriously ill, say with E. coli, then there is virtually nothing you can do," one doctor said.

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This Weeks's lesson:
Thanksgiving Day Parade - Inflation Day

For many New Yorkers, watching the giant parade balloons being filled on the day before Thanksgiving, has become part of their holiday celebration.

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-- Nov 25, 2015

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This week's word in the news: RESETTLEMENT


The transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind).

About 500 protesters, chanting slogans and carrying signs in the shadow of the State House, gathered Friday night to speak out against Governor Charlie Baker’s efforts to reconsider the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Massachusetts.
The Boston Globe -- 11/23/2015

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This Weeks's lesson:

Web brews up a 'war' on Christmas

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Draw your own conclusions

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This ten-part series explores the science of natural disasters to reveal the human and economic toll caused by catastrophic events. Learn about a variety of natural disasters, as well as the tools and resources that can reduce the loss of life, damage to infrastructure, and the environment.

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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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