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Announcements for Mar 05, 2015

Advantages of the classroom eJournal!

Your students live in a digital world. The eJournal of The Albuquerque Journal is an excellent interactive tool that helps you and your students meet technology and core curriculum learning objectives.

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National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Agday.org has assembled a number of resources.

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New Serial Story: Little Big Story Book

This collection of stories was donated by The Strait Times newspaper of Singapore for use by teachers and students in the classroom. The stories chosen are classis legends, myths, fables and folklore from around the world rewritten as modern news or feature stories. Young readers and adults will enjoy reading the likes of William Shakespeare’s MacBeth and Hamlet and Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein in a modern news format. This 17 part series releases one story per week on Mondays.

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'Modern Family's' Apple-Centric Episode Lives Up To The Hype

Discussion prompts & video archive.


NIESpecial Report


Science of Golf

This new 10-part series continues to explore the physics and math behind the game of golf. Provided by NBC Learn, in partnership with the United States Golf Association and Chevron, students will learn about calculating golfers’ handicaps and golf scoring, the evolution of the golf club and ball, as well as how factors like friction, volume and energy all affect how a golf ball travels.

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.



Online Extras (Updated every Monday)


Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:



Russian opposition leader shot dead in Moscow

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

Archive of Geography quizzes

Cartoon-like emojis soon will look as diverse as their text messaging users around the world

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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Classroom Caption Contest!
Win a book by creating a caption for this week's lesson

This week's lesson:

Giuliani finds little love for comments

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Archive of past lessons
Teacher comments

Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Phagwah - Meaning

The most joyful festival of the Indo-Caribbean culture is in early spring. Phagwah is a celebration of the rebirth of nature and the spirit of young love.
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-- Mar 5, 2015


Kid Scoop is a multi-media education program that brings interactive educational pages, games, comprehension, vocabulary, family involvement activities and more!

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This week's word in the news: WHIMSICAL

DEFINITION:
Spontaneously fanciful or playful; given to whims; capricious; quaint, unusual, or fantastic.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
whimsical new plans unveiled by Google to expand its corporate headquarters captivated its hometown city and the world Friday, the latest step by a tech giant to catapult Silicon Valley from tilt-up office dullsville to a region of architectural landmarks.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 03/02/2015