NIE Calendar

NIE Calendar

2020-2021 Calendar

School may be very different this year, but this calendar reflects the material Missouri Press will make available to our newspapers for both classrooms and homes. 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. If you have a NIE question, please send an email to Helen Headrick, NIE Coordinator, hheadrick@mopress.com.

JANUARY 2021

**Miles and the Monarchs, the 2021 Serial Story** – Miles and the Monarchs centers on a father and son trip to see the final game of the 1942 Negro League World Series, between the Kansas City Monarchs and the Washington-Homestead Grays. The timing of this year’s eight-chapter story is especially serendipitous. Major League Baseball has recently announced that players from the Negro Leagues will be considered Major Leaguers. All 3,400 players, from 1920 to 1948, will be elevated to MLB status. Andrew “Rube” Foster established the Negro National League in 1920, in Kansas City, MO, so both the story and the announcement are timely. (Download code monarchs to access the Teacher’s Guide and all eight chapters)

Read All About It – Engage your students or children with their local newspaper now and they’ll be engaged for life. This reoccurring feature will offer activities for a variety of disciplines and grade levels for every day of the school year. Check back often, as fresh ads will become available regularly. (Download code: readallaboutit)

Book Buddy – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly with this format: bookbuddyjan21, noveljan21)

FEBRUARY 2020

Celebrate Black History Month with these features.

Voting Rights Act of 1965 – (Download code: vote1965)

I Have A Dream – Download code: mlkdream)

The Emancipation Proclamation – (Download code: ep150)

**Miles and the Monarchs, the 2021 Serial Story** – Miles and the Monarchs centers on a father and son trip to see the final game of the 1942 Negro League World Series, between the Kansas City Monarchs and the Washington-Homestead Grays. The timing of this year’s eight-chapter story is especially serendipitous. Major League Baseball has recently announced that players from the Negro Leagues will be considered Major Leaguers. All 3,400 players, from 1920 to 1948, will be elevated to MLB status. Andrew “Rube” Foster established the Negro National League in 1920, in Kansas City, MO, so both the story and the announcement are timely. (Download code monarchs to access the Teacher’s Guide and all eight chapters)

Read All About It – Engage your students or children with their local newspaper now and they’ll be engaged for life. This reoccurring feature will offer activities for a variety of disciplines and grade levels for every day of the school year. Check back often, as fresh ads will become available regularly. (Download code: readallaboutit)

Book Buddy – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly with this format: bookbuddyjan21, noveljan21)

MARCH 2021

NIE Week 2021 will be celebrated March 1-5, 2021. Newspapers in Education Week encourages NIE programs across the country and around the world. It is celebrated annually during the first full school week in March. These resources will help your newspaper build a successful NIE program. (Download code: niefornewspapers)

Women’s History Month – **New Feature** Celebrate Women’s History Month with this series about the First Ladies. The title “First Lady” referring to the wife of the president was created several decades after Martha Washington’s death, but Mrs. Washington was in all respects America’s original first lady. To update the series, we’ve added a feature about First Lady Hillary Clinton. We will continue add features to this series. (Download code: ladies)

**Miles and the Monarchs, the 2021 Serial Story** – Miles and the Monarchs centers on a father and son trip to see the final game of the 1942 Negro League World Series, between the Kansas City Monarchs and the Washington-Homestead Grays. The timing of this year’s eight-chapter story is especially serendipitous. Major League Baseball has recently announced that players from the Negro Leagues will be considered Major Leaguers. All 3,400 players, from 1920 to 1948, will be elevated to MLB status. Andrew “Rube” Foster established the Negro National League in 1920, in Kansas City, MO, so both the story and the announcement are timely. (Download code monarchs to access the Teacher’s Guide and all eight chapters)

Read All About It – Engage your students or children with their local newspaper now and they’ll be engaged for life. This reoccurring feature will offer activities for a variety of disciplines and grade levels for every day of the school year. Check back often, as fresh ads will become available regularly. (Download code: readallaboutit)

Book Buddy – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly with this format: bookbuddyjan21, noveljan21)

APRIL 2021

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

Agriculture Is Everywhere – This 7-part series or tab gives insight into the depth and variety of agriculture in Missouri. (Download code: moag16)

**Miles and the Monarchs, the 2021 Serial Story** – Miles and the Monarchs centers on a father and son trip to see the final game of the 1942 Negro League World Series, between the Kansas City Monarchs and the Washington-Homestead Grays. The timing of this year’s eight-chapter story is especially serendipitous. Major League Baseball has recently announced that players from the Negro Leagues will be considered Major Leaguers. All 3,400 players, from 1920 to 1948, will be elevated to MLB status. Andrew “Rube” Foster established the Negro National League in 1920, in Kansas City, MO, so both the story and the announcement are timely. (Download code monarchs to access the Teacher’s Guide and all eight chapters)

Read All About It – Engage your students or children with their local newspaper now and they’ll be engaged for life. This reoccurring feature will offer activities for a variety of disciplines and grade levels for every day of the school year. Check back often, as fresh ads will become available regularly. (Download code: readallaboutit)

Book Buddy – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly with this format: bookbuddyjan21, noveljan21)

MAY 2021

Missouri Road Trip – Taking a road trip this summer? Plan your trip around the birth places and homes of some famous Missourians with this series. (Download code: moroadtrip)

**Miles and the Monarchs, the 2021 Serial Story** – Miles and the Monarchs centers on a father and son trip to see the final game of the 1942 Negro League World Series, between the Kansas City Monarchs and the Washington-Homestead Grays. The timing of this year’s eight-chapter story is especially serendipitous. Major League Baseball has recently announced that players from the Negro Leagues will be considered Major Leaguers. All 3,400 players, from 1920 to 1948, will be elevated to MLB status. Andrew “Rube” Foster established the Negro National League in 1920, in Kansas City, MO, so both the story and the announcement are timely. (Download code monarchs to access the Teacher’s Guide and all eight chapters)

Read All About It – Engage your students or children with their local newspaper now and they’ll be engaged for life. This reoccurring feature will offer activities for a variety of disciplines and grade levels for every day of the school year. Check back often, as fresh ads will become available regularly. (Download code: readallaboutit)

Book Buddy – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly with this format: bookbuddyjan21, noveljan21)

JUNE, JULY, AUGUST 2021

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 42 serialized stories for a minimal charge, based on circulation. For more information on our serial stories, visit NIE Serial Stories, mopress.com/nie-serial-stories.

NIE has thousands of downloadable files archived for newspapers to use. All are available at no charge. For descriptions of the features, visit the NIE Classroom Features, mopress.com/nie-classroom-features.

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