Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

You read the newspaper to find out the news of the day. But there’s much more you can do with the St. Louis Post Dispatch ePost or Print Edition in your classroom. Thumb through the following subjects to find ideas on how to use stories in the main section, box scores in the sports section, and even the comic strips in lessons to help boost your students’ literacy and skills! 
We want to keep these lists growing, so send your newspaper-related lesson ideas to nie@post-dispatch.com with “Lesson plans” in the subject line to share with other teachers! Look for fun, interactive lessons; available soon with your NIE online registration. 

News Literacy

Journalists strive for truth and accuracy, fairness and balance, accountability, independence and to serve humanity. Pew Research Center indicates 81% of American adults feel that they are at least somewhat confident in their ability to identify fake news. But for all of this confidence, 23% say they have shared fake news, whether knowingly or unknowingly. In our five week program,...

St. Louis Cardinals

Cards in the Classroom celebrates literacy this season as Cardinals players share how reading is important to their lives now AND when they were younger. Featured players include Stephen Piscotty, Aledmys Diaz, Mike Leake, Matt Carpenter, Marco Gonzales and Dexter Fowler.
Feature One will be printed in the Post-Dispatch on April 3 and a new player feature will...

Classics on Ice

St. Louis Blues and NIE present Classics on Ice!

This six-part program is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the St. Louis Blues. The first part of the series took an in depth look at the STEM involved in building an ice hockey rink on a baseball field. The next five parts will feature a classic player from each decade of...

Mizzou Math

Many students whose eyes glaze over after few minutes of algebra will happily spend hours analyzing their favorite sport. Mizzou Math uses sports in the classroom to increase students’ interest in mathematics, statistics and science.

11/14 - Football and Physics - When the Mizzou Tigers take the field, the first thing on all fans’ minds is not going to be...

Black History Month 2017

Black History Month is a time to celebrate achievements of black Americans. This year, NIE joins with the Missouri Press in offering lessons on the Civil War Amendments, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Martin Luther King.

Order Now For 2016-17

Place your FREE ePost order now and your students will enjoy yearlong access to all NIE activities and features from any device and at any time. 

Order the Print Edition at a very attractive price.