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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 in the classroom.
  • ESOL Friendly
  • Differential Instruction and Learning Styles
  • NIE offers a Higher Order of Thinking (HOT)

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Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)

Use the Miami Herald to spark classroom discussions.
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This Weeks's lesson:
Sweden celebrates 200 years of peace

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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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This Weeks's lesson:

Fatal police shooting of unarmed teen focuses national attention on Ferguson, Missouri

A week of street unrest at night, peaceful protests and national attention have followed the Aug. 9 police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., near St. Louis. The unarmed teen died after being shot multiple times. He had no r...

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Become a Wildlife Watch Treasure Hunter

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch is a national, nature-watching program created for people of all ages. Through the program, you’ll gain first hand experience with plants and animals in their natural environment and share details that help National Wildlife Federation track the health and behavior of wildlife and plant species nationwide. In return, the Wildlife Watch website keeps you up-to-date on wildlife news and facts, and new ideas for attracting wildlife to your backyard and community.

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The recent spate of heavy rainstorms is just the latest instance of a longer trend of increasing intensity of rainfall across the globe as temperatures rise. "Rainfall extremes are increasing on average globally," says University of Adelaide researcher Dr. Seth Westra. "They show that there is a 7% increase in extreme rainfall intensity for every degree increase in global atmospheric temperature."

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This Weeks's lesson:
Big Horn Sheep - Superb Desert Dwellers

Desert big horn sheep have adapted to withstand extreme dehydration with ease.

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-- Aug 22, 2014

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This week's word in the news: STRUCTURED

Having a well-defined structure or organization; highly organized.

The school environment is highly structured, with a focus on safety and high behavioral standards.
The Denver Post -- 08/18/2014

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This Weeks's lesson:

Do 'combat police' create respect or fear?

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Children's book authors share their writing experience to help students learn more about the craft and techniques of creative writing.

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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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