Newspaper in Education
Use the News! Teachers, click here weekly for lesson plans.
Make time for the news! Click here for a column newspapers can run about familiarizing kids with newspapers.
Download 2×4 ads promoting newspapers and reading
- Click here for ads geared to children, teens and adults.
Newspapers = Informational Text in Reading Core Standards
Our newspapers serve as the watchdog of government in a democratic society. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of the press and free speech, among other rights.
Teachers play a major role in explaining to students the role of a free press in a democracy. We may not like everything we hear or read, but as Americans we treasure the right to express our opinions.
Get dozens of classroom activities using newspapers
- Click here to view Newspaper in Education activities by grade level (with Common Core Standards and Indiana Educational Standards).
- Click here to view Newspaper in Education activities by category (with Common Core Standards and Indiana Educational Standards).
- Click here for tips for using newspapers in your classroom.
Teens read the newspaper. Click on the video to see why
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Newspaper in Education Week
- Newspaper In Education Week is celebrated annually during the first full school week of March.
- Marking NIE Week, the NAA Foundation has re-released the teacher’s guide “Give Them the Keys.” The curriculum, first introduced in 2002, has been updated to include standardized lesson plans that include common core standards, technology standards, leveled activities and assessments. Everything can be downloaded at www.NAAfoundation.org free of charge.
- For information on free NIE Week materials from the Newspaper Association of American Foundation, visit NAAfoundation.org.
Check out more newspaper-inspired teaching materials
- Click here for curriculum guides from the American Press Institute that contain lessons aligned with Common Core State Standards.
- Click here for First Amendment resources from the Newseum.
Indiana State Reading Association councils offer classroom resources
- Click here for a list of councils.