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. 

Election 2016

This is an election year like no other! Topics in our elementary curriculum include why voting is important, vocabulary and how to analyze the candidates and their platforms. 
Lessons for middle and high school students take a close look at the enumerated powers of the Presidency and the Electoral College.
Elementary and middle school students will become more familiar with Missouri elected...

Roscoe's Treasure 

After being gone for several days, Roscoe the family dog, returns home, much to the relief of Belle and her family. However, he carries in his mouth an unusual treasure – a set of false teeth. The family tries to imagine how their dog obtained the denture; but more importantly, how they will find the owner. They realize...

On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918, an armistice, or agreement to stop fighting, was reached between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I. One year later, President Woodrow Wilson declared that Nov. 11, 1919 was a day to remember Americans for their military service in World War I. He called...

Hispanic Heritage Month

Revealing the History of Hispanic Immigrants in St. Louis

NIE and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis have teamed up to bring you bilingual content! This lesson offers your students the opportunity to learn the long and rich history of Hispanics in our area. Plus, have your students practice their Spanish skills by reading the Spanish language version!...

Marci's Recycling Adventure

Follow the adventures of Marci and Emery as they set out to save the world by recycling in this 20 part series. Chapters will be posted starting this week and run every Tuesday and Thursday through April 27.

Focus on the Earth this April and show your students how and why we ALL need to do our part in taking care...

Ordering For 2017-18 Is Now Open!

Get ready for 2017-18 by ordering the free ePost now! 

The print edition and SpellCheck may also be ordered.