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Three curriculum guides supporting Washington Post Newspaper in Education (NIE) Program.

From Me to You

This guide focuses on the places from which news is reported — by the letters. Activities and illustrations urge writing the first thank you notes and other letters of appreciation. “Ageless love letters” give an example of how media can use letters on special dates and holidays. This article and the Dodson letter can also be used to discuss how historians and social scientists can use letters to understand the social mores, illnesses and associations of time periods.

Letters Take Many Forms

We begin this examination of letters with “Word Study: From Epistle to Letter.” This etymology activity moves students from technology, across languages and through types of letters — epistles, missives, literature and dispatches. The activity concludes with consideration of epistolary novels from the 18th Century to today.

You and Your Rights

In this guide you will find a timeline, legal background and additional perspectives on Gavin Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board. Student activities are provided to apply what students have read and to write letters to different stakeholders in providing transgender student access to school bathrooms and a safe school environment. Does Title IX extend protection from sex discrimination in public schools to transgender youth?


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Newspaper in Education: A Classroom Resource






Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board, Title IX


The Washington Post Newspaper in Education (NIE) Program extends The Post's commitment to supporting education in the Washington area.

Each school day, NIE-participating schools are provided with free access to The Washington Post e-Replica Edition for use in the classroom. In addition, teachers have access to topical NIE curriculum guides, a teacher's manual with lessons for each section of the newspaper, teacher training, and classroom demonstrations, all at no cost.

The result is an exciting learning environment in which students are empowered to build their knowledge in a variety of subjects, strengthen their literacy and analytical skills, and develop a daily habit of reading a newspaper.

NIE is supported by individual and corporate donations.


_Post_FromMeToYou.pdf (1321 kB)
From Me to You

_Post_LettersTakeManyForms.pdf (972 kB)
Letters Take Many Forms

_Post_YouAndYourRights.pdf (1225 kB)
You and Your Rights



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