With an NIE classroom subscription, you gain access to more than 20 curriculum supplements that are specially designed and correlated for the needs of Virginia students and teachers. With a full-school-year subscription (40 weeks), you may choose five of these supplements for your class. With partial-school-year subscriptions, you may choose two.
How They Work
To view additional supplements available through NIE, visit the other school level sections of this website and click on ‘Curriculum Supplements’.
The number of different supplements you can receive varies depending on the length of your NIE subscription. When you order a title, you’ll receive a copy for each of your students, plus a master/teacher copy.
Please note: supplements are sent on your request – you choose what topics fit best with your lesson plans.
Middle School Supplements include:
Character Education • 6th - 8th grades
Explore seven character pillars important to building values in students; examine each pillar for its historical and current significance, and incorporate them in your reading, writing, history and science lessons.
Fundamentals for Secondary Students • 6th - 12th grades (Available on CD only)
Teach basic competencies to middle and high school students by focusing on skill development in language arts, math, science and social studies.
Geography in the News • 6th - 8th grades
Teach students how to use The Roanoke Times to analyze current events from locations around the globe. (Great to use during Geography Awareness Month in November!)
Journalism 101 • 6th - 12th grades
Explore the world of print journalism through information about the history of the industry and its pioneers, as well as the progression of freedom of the press and censorship. Introduce the basic skills of journalism, including interviewing, writing and editing for a newspaper. (IDEA! Bring your classroom on a tour of The Roanoke Times building to enhance your study of this curriculum supplement! Click here for details.)
Let’s Write • 6th - 8th grades (Available on CD only)
Teaches practical and creative writing using a variety of newspaper-related activities.
Real Skills for Real Life • 6th - 12th grades
Recommended for English language learners, adult education, and special needs students in grades 6 - 12. Use newspaper-based, real-world activities to learn or improve language arts, social studies, math, health and life skills.
The Civil War Revisited • 6th - 8th grades
Review the “War Between the States” through topics such as camp life, ethnic backgrounds of soldiers who fought in the war, and the Battle of Gettysburg. (Please note: Available on CD only.)
Using The Roanoke Times to Teach Enrichment • 6th - 8th grades (Available on CD only)
Designed for students in gifted education programs who need more advanced educational stimulation; uses the newspaper for analyzing, evaluating, comparing and contrasting information. Activities are organized by section of the paper and designed for independent and self-directed completion by individual students.
World War II • 6th - 12th grades
Cover the history of World War II through photos and stories taken directly from the pages of The Roanoke Times during the war. (Please note: Available on CD only.)