NIE Calendar

NIE Calendar

2017-2018 Calendar

This calendar reflects the material Missouri Press will make available to our newspapers during the school year. Watch this website and Missouri Press News magazine for updates to this calendar. Features are available for download at the NIE FTP site, with the assigned codes. Previous months are at the bottom of the calendar, in case a feature was missed. If you have a NIE question, please send an email to Helen Headrick, NIE Coordinator,

Book Buzz & Novel Ideas – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly: buzzmay18, novelmay18)

The 2018-19 calendar will be out soon, so check back often!

MAY 2018

Get ready for a road trip with this 2-part series about Missouri.  (travelmo)


The summer months are a great time to run a serial story. Doing so will help keep reading skills up during the summer break!

MPF offers 41 serialized stories for a minimal charge, based on circulation. For more information on our serial stories, visit NIE Serial Stories

Missouri Press has thousands of downloadable files archived for newspapers to use. All are available at no charge. For descriptions of the features, visit NIE Calendar.


Great American Eclipse, Aug. 21 – First time since 1918 that the moon’s shadow will sweep across the nation from one cost to another in a 167-mile coverage and Missouri has a great view. (eclipse)

Book Buzz & Novel Ideas – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly: buzzaug17, novelaug17)

STEM inside the Newspaper Teacher Guide – Newspaper-based classroom activities that teach the skills of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (stemguide)


International Literacy Day, Sept. 8  NEW! Be a hero and support literacy in Missouri and across the world.  Join MPA in celebrating literacy with suggestions on how to connect with people across the world and in the Show Me State.  (literacyday17)

News Literacy – NEW! Kick off the new school year with a five-week media literacy series to help students develop skills to recognize real versus fake news. Thanks to the St. Louis Post Dispatch for sharing this resource. (newslit)

Book Buzz & Novel Ideas – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly: buzzsep17, novelsep17)

Constitution Day, Sept. 17 – Choose one or all of these features:

The Fair Housing Act Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 – Now Available! New! Students will be able to explain the provisions of the Fair Housing Act, the reasons for the need for the Act and identify specific sections of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Civil Rights laws or other laws that apply to the Act.

Constitution IQ Quiz and Answer Key, quarter-page, half-page

The U.S. Constitution, full, half or quarter-page

Commemorating Missouri’s Constitution, half-page

We the People, 2013, 2 full pages, use one or both

(all use the same download code: constitution)


National Newspaper Week, Oct. 2 – 8 – National Newspaper Week celebrates newspapers. A timeline is included. (npweek)

Famous Missouri Journalist – This series highlights 9 Missouri journalists and MPA. Use a few or all: Field, Bluford, Charles, Twain, Keeley, Pulitzer, Williams, Cronkite, Switzler, MPA. (mojournalists)

Missouri History through the Art in Our Capitol – This 7-part series highlights the rich treasures inside our State Capitol, including: introduction to the art, Indians, mining, railroads, steamboats, capitols and Civil War. (moart12)


Geography Awareness Week, Nov. 12 – 18 – Promote geo-literacy and encourage understanding about people, places and environments.

Veterans Day, Nov. 11 – We have two features to offer for Veterans Day.

Honoring Our Veterans (veterans)

Honoring Our Flag (usflag)


Bill of Rights Day, Dec. 15 – We have three features available for Bill of Rights Day, quarter-page and half-pages.

Celebrating the Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights A Reason to Celebrate

Our Voices Need to Be Heard

(all use the same download code: rights)


Reading Across Missouri 2018 Project – Kali: A Polar Bear’s Tale. This fact filled and heartwarming story about Kali, the St. Louis Zoo’s polar bear, will entrance your students and readers. (kali18)


Black History Month

I Have A Dream (mlkdream)

The Emancipation Proclamation (ep150)

Voting Rights Act of 1965 (vote1965)

MARCH 2018

NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION WEEK – March 5 -9 – These resources will help your newspaper build a successful NIE program. (all use the same download code: niefornewspapers)

Newspapers In Education Week 2018 Quarter Page Ad

Newspapers In Education Reasons and Goals

Newspapers In Education Week Letter to Teachers, Principals and Superintendents

APRIL 2018

Missouri Bird Series – Learn about Missouri’s native bird species in this 13-part series. (birdteach)

Amazing Soil – Just in time for Spring, a 7-part series about Gardening. (garden)


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