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About NIE

Teachers, give your students the world at their fingertips, at no cost to you!

Winner of 22 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:
Trump says Iran is complying with nuclear deal

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This Weeks's lesson:

Massive split in Antarctic ice shelf draws attention, but not alarm, from glacier experts

An iceberg as big some states has fallen off Antarctica's main ice shelf and is drifting away from a peninsula on that remote continent. It's the most dramatic example so far of an ongoing phenomenon: Floating ice shelves in that area of the Sou...

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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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In the hands of an authoritarian government, press freedom is fragile, and state media can turn from a public good into a weapon of information warfare. Russia, China and others are using their state-run media abroad in hopes of expanding their influence beyond their borders. Russia's state-funded outlet RT made that clear during the 2016 U.S. election. And China is starting to gear its own state-run channel, CCTV, as an advocate for China's government abroad.

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Daily Science Audio webcasts: An exclusive partnership with Pulse of the Planet, updated daily with two-minute sound portraits of Planet Earth. Tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sounds.

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This week's word in the news: PARDON

DEFINITION:

The excusing of an offense without exacting a penalty. A release from the legal penalties of an offense.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune -- 07/24/2017

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This Weeks's lesson:

Why let U.S. healthcare plan fail?

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Take a behind the scenes look at the science, engineering, and sheer artistry that goes into creating rides and attractions at Universal Orlando Resortâ„¢

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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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