NIE Calendar

NIE Calendar

2019-2020 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, hheadrick@socket.net.

JANUARY 2020

Tales of Marvelous Missouri – The Missouri Press Foundation’s Newspapers in Education program is proud to announce that the 2020 serial story, Tales of Marvelous Missouri, is available. This 8-chapter story tells the tale of one girl’s adventure at Silver Dollar City and how it led to a deep love of the area’s history and an insight into how Missouri came to be settled. (download code: marvelousmo20)

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 Buzz & Novel Ideas – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly: buzzjan20, noveljan20)

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)

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 Buzz & Novel Ideas – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly: buzzfeb20, novelfeb20)

MARCH 2020

NIE Week 2020 will be celebrated March 2-6, 2020. 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 – 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. (Download code: ladies)

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 Buzz & Novel Ideas – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly: buzzmar20, novelmar20)

APRIL 2020

Amazing Soil – How does your garden grow? Learn about it with this series. (Download code: garden)

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 Buzz & Novel Ideas – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly: buzzapr20, novelapr20)

MAY 2020

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)

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 Buzz & Novel Ideas – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly: buzzmay20, novelmay20)

JUNE, JULY, AUGUST 2020

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.

Book Buzz & Novel Ideas – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly: buzzjun20, noveljun20) for this series.

AUGUST 2019

Tips for Parents and Families – These updated tips from the Missouri State Teachers Association for parents and families will be sure to start the new school year off on the right foot.  You’ll want to check out these six fresh feathers. (Download code for all: tipsforparents)

Read All About It – This series enters its second year and is a great way to engage your students or children with their local newspaper now so that they’ll be engaged for life. Each feature covers two weeks and offers 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 Buzz & Novel Ideas – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly: buzzaug19, no

SEPTEMBER 2019

Celebrate Constitution Day, September 17, with any or all of these features.

The Magna Carta – This feature explains why the Magna Carta, signed in 1215 by King John of England, is so important to Americans and our Constitution. (Download code: magna)

Separation of Powers – This two-part feature includes The Wisdom of the Framers and The Framers Never Wanted a King.  Insights into why the Framers felt that separation of powers was important enough to be embedded in our Constitution. (Download code: separationofpowers)

The Fair Housing Act Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 – 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. (Download code: fairhousing)

(The features listed below all use the same download code: constitution.)

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

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 Buzz & Novel Ideas – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly: buzzsep19, novelsep19)

OCTOBER 2019

National Newspaper Week – National Newspaper Week 2019 will be observed Oct. 6-12, 2019. Journalism is relevant and vital to our communities and country. (Download code: npweek)

News Literacy – Help your readers develop skills to recognize real versus fake news with this five-week media literacy series donated by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. (Download code: newslit)

 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 Buzz & Novel Ideas – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly: buzzoct19, noveloct19)

NOVEMBER 2019

Berlin Wall – Official demolition of the Berlin Wall started on June 13, 1990, but parts began to be chipped away for souvenirs beginning on Nov. 9, 1989.  use this two-part series to honor the 30th anniversary. (Download code: wall89)

Habitats – Geography Awareness Week is Nov. 10 – 16, 2019.  Your readers will enjoy this new two-art series about habitats and how Missourians can protect the environment. (Download code: habitathero)

Celebrate Veterans Day, Nov. 11, with these features.

Stars and Stripes Military Newspaper 2019 – **New** Learn about the enduring military newspaper that got its start right here in Missouri. (Download code: starsandstripes)

Military Decorations 2018 – Learn about decorations awarded to our country’s service members. (Download code: decorations2018)

Honoring Our Veterans (Download code: veterans)

Honoring Our Flag (Download code: usflag)

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 Buzz & Novel Ideas – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly: buzznov19, novelnov19)

DECEMBER 2019

Celebrate Bill of Rights Day, December 15, with any or all of these features.

You have the Right to Remain Silent – This feature discusses the Miranda Warnings, which derive from the Fifth Amendment. (Download code: miranda16)

You Have the Right to an Attorney – The right to an attorney is found in the Sixth Amendment. (Download code: Right2)

(The features listed below all use the same download code: rights.)

Celebrating the Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights A Reason to Celebrate

Our Voices Need to Be Heard

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 Buzz & Novel Ideas – Book columns, one for children and one for adults, available monthly. (Download code changes monthly: buzzdec19, noveldec19)

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