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Announcements for Feb 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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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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Tobacco's Plain Packaging Deters Australia's Smokers

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:



Turkey's tomb raid succeeds

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Oceans at risk: Overfishing, other threats endanger a critical resource

-- 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:

Jon Stewart: Fake news, real impact

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Archive of past lessons
Teacher comments

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Daily Science Webcasts


Science Meets Culture in New Zealand

In an intergenerational coastal dunes restoration project, everyone learned as much about cultural exchange as they did about science.
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-- Feb 27, 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: MIRED

DEFINITION:
Stuck or entangled in a difficult condition or situation, especially for a long period of time.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The number of Michigan children mired in poverty increased 35 percent over six years, to nearly 25 percent.
The Detroit News -- 02/23/2015