March 7-11 is NIE Week. Newspapers in Education or NIE for short, is a nationwide program where educators use the newspaper to teach a variety of subjects in the classroom. There are many activity guides and teaching materials available to assist you.
This year the Newspaper Association of America Foundation has created a guide called Power Pack: Lessons in Civics, Math and Fine Arts for NIE Week 2011. The guide celebrates the power of newspapers to be quick and flexible in addressing topics that require support. It focuses on three areas vital to develop well-rounded and successful students and citizens – civics, math and fine arts. Each topic in the guide provides standards-based activities to enhance student learning in elementary, middle and high schools.
Download the NAA NIE Week 2011 guide by clicking on the link below: http://legacy.grandforksherald.com/pdfs/NIEWK2011_guide.pdf