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Use the news in your classroom

Find resources for using the newspaper for almost any subject. These programs are updated weekly every Monday.

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

This Weeks's lesson:
Ebola wipes out Christmas in Sierra Leone

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Holiday tech gifts include new phone gadgets, app-driven robot, LEGO Technic, Skylanders tablet game

Parents shopping for holiday season presents that will interest you far longer than a few days, weeks or even months can pick from new tech gadgets and diversions. Choices get cooler and more interactive each year, as with any electronics. Popul...

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Does news media focus on violence?

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Draw your own conclusions

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

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

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This week's word in the news: IMPISH

DEFINITION:
Resembling an imp; mischievous.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cocking her head with an impish grin, 6-year-old Francisca Ajtum gives her holiday voice a spin at home in Florida City.
The Miami Herald -- 12/15/2014

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Science Behind the News

NBC Learn, in partnership with he National Science Foundation, explores the science, technology, engineering and math found in current events. This 7-week series helps connect fundamental STEM topics to real-world news stories.

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Stephen Colbert had a very BIG interview last week with Smaug the dragon from "The Hobbit" movies. The host of The Colbert Report is a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkein's fantasy novels, including "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." Colbert also made cameo appearance in the first installment of "The Hobbit" film series as a lake-town spy.

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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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This Weeks's lesson:
Seasonal Science - Holes

Grey squirrels have two homes - winter and summer, and woodpeckers help in the renovation process of the winter dwelling.

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-- Dec 19, 2014

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