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Announcements for Nov 27, 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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The Albuquerque Journal is again sponsoring the New Mexico Spelling Bee. Students grades two through eight may participate in the 2015 bee.

The New Mexico Spelling Bee is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 21, 2015 at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque.
Check the web site or for updated information.

The winner of the New Mexico Spelling Bee goes on to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The champion and a parent’s airfare, hotel, food and official tour expenses will be paid for by the Albuquerque Journal.

Bacteria evolves to defeat 'last resort' antibiotic 

Discussion prompts & video archive.

This ten-part series explores the science of natural disasters to reveal the human and economic toll caused by catastrophic events. Learn about a variety of natural disasters, as well as the tools and resources that can reduce the loss of life, damage to infrastructure, and the environment.

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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:

Record heat could spark intense wildfires in Australia

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Scary times: More than 30 governors resist federal plans to bring Syrian war refugees

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive

The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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

This week's lesson:

Web brews up a 'war' on Christmas

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Archive of past lessons
Teacher comments


Daily Science Webcasts

Thanksgiving Day Parade - Balloons

What does it take to handle a four-story high balloon?
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-- Nov 26, 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: RESETTLEMENT

The transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind).

About 500 protesters, chanting slogans and carrying signs in the shadow of the State House, gathered Friday night to speak out against Governor Charlie Baker’s efforts to reconsider the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Massachusetts.
The Boston Globe -- 11/23/2015