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August 3, 2009

2009-2010 Programs


- Visit NIE Teacher Resources for over 200 instructional ideas.

- Click here for "Ten Great Activities for Using the Newspaper."

- Visit for vocabulary resources, including puzzles and lesson plans.

- Visit the National Geographic web site for lesson plans, activity ideas, and additional resources.

- Geography Awareness Week is November 15-21, 2009. Check out the National Geographic site, "Get Lost in Mapping: Find Your Place in the World."

- Go to the Geography Action! page for geographical information and resources.

- Visit the Fraud Scene Investigator web site for resources related to teaching students about investment fraud.

- Go to for lesson plans, resources, and links to high school newspapers.

- Visit NetSmartz Workshop for resources to teach students about Internet safety and technology.

- The Space Place is produced by NASA and includes interesting and current space information. Visit the Space Place web site for games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space, and technology.

- Check out the Allstate Foundation's second annual Keep the Drive High School Journalism Awards which calls for high school journalists to bring awareness to the dangers of texting while driving. Complete rules are available here.

Web Sites for Constitution Day Resources

Center for Civic Education

First Amendment Center

Bill of Rights Institute

NIE Teacher Instructional Resources(Email for user name & password)

Illinois First Amendment Center

Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute

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  • 2009-2010 Programs Find additional information here on programs for the 2009-2010 school year, as well as an order form.

    August 3, 2009

  • Brainwave Program Students respond to stimulating topics.

    August 3, 2009 1 Link

  • NIE Brainwave staff application After you complete the application and click "Submit," you may be informed that there was an error, even though your application was submitted successfully. If your application has been submitted, you will be notified via email within two business days.

    July 28, 2009

  • Newspaper In Education The Free Press' Newspaper in Education program works with principals, teachers, administrative assistants, and media specialists (anyone in education) to provide students with The Free Press for educational purposes. Various programs and activities are published or take place throughout the school year that help teach numerous topics. See below for more information on these programs and activites. Please contact Brooke at (507) 344-6326 or at for additional information.

    June 6, 2008

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