Lesson Plans


Download our monthly NIE calendars for ideas on how to use the Post-Dispatch each day of the week. There is something for everyone: Mondays- General Newspaper Skills Tuesdays - Social Studies Wednesdays - Language Arts Thursdays - Math Fridays - Science

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...

Literacy Day 2016

Fifty years ago, UNESCO officially proclaimed September 8 as International Literacy Day to actively mobilize the international community and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies. Join the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the world by celebrating and encouraging literacy in our community.

Constitution Day

Constitution Day is September 17th but will be celebrated in schools on the 16th. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Miranda Warning. This middle to high school level set will help your students understand the Amendments that are behind the Warning. Students will...

Understand the historical events that led to the right to remain silent Recognize the...
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...

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