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. 

Georaphy Awareness Week 2016

Celebrate Geography Awareness Week with NIE and the Missouri Geographical Alliance. This is the 100th anniversary of the National Park system and MGA has created a set of lessons about parks, just for us! Learn about soundscapes and shade trees. In addition we have lessons about the National Parks, the Netherlands and Slovenia.

Monday, 11/14 - Park in the Shade,...

Bud, Not Buddy follows ten-year-old Bud as he sets off on a journey to find his father who he believes is leading a traveling jazz band. It's 1936 in Flint, Michigan, and 10-year-old Bud is sure about two things: he wants to find his father, and he isn’t called Buddy. The only clue he left has is a flyer advertising Herman...

Kali, an orphaned polar bear cub, made news across the country when he was just a few months old. Polar bears are known to regularly travel long distances, but Kali may take the record!

He was born near Alaska’s northwest coast, rode on an ATV to the town of Point Lay, and had three plane trips: to Anchorage, Alaska; Buffalo, New York; and Memphis,...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day of remembrance established by the U.S. government to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15. Share these lessons with your students to make the holiday even more meaningful and to remember his work day in and day...

New Year’s Eve or Old Year’s Night is on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Year’s Day. New Year’s Eve is often celebrated with parties and social gatherings spanning the transition of the year at midnight. Many cultures use fireworks and noise makers to celebrate. It is also customary to make New Year’s resolutions,...

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.