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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.

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Poland radar image 'almost certainly Nazi train'

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Backlash: Presidential hopeful Donald Trump antagonizes Hispanic voters and media

Republican candidates and national leaders have worked hard for years to attract more Hispanic voters. Those efforts now are being hurt by a businessman who seems to be the party's most popular presidential hopeful at this early stage. Donald Tr...

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Is junk science fooling food junkies?

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The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return with the September 14 lesson!

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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: POSTHUMOUS


Occurring or continuing after one's death

By favoring personal privacy over a family's wishes, the companies hope to appeal to the unspoken will of their users while also lessening the bureaucratic hassle of complying with millions of posthumous requests.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 08/31/2015

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Thinking about how you think can become confusing, making the brain one of the most complicated organs to study. NBC Learn’s eight-part video series on the brain is divided into easily-understood concepts, which together create a broader view of how versatile and mysterious the human brain can be.

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You'd think a degree from Yale would be a sure bet for landing a high-paying job. But, the Ivy League school doesn't even rank among the 40 schools in a study of the average salaries of millions of graduates.  The State University of New York Maritime College ranked first in the report by PayScale, and was followed by another small college with a strong engineering program Harvey Mudd College. California's Harvey Mudd ranked first in a study of where to go to get the greatest earnings in return for your tuition.

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Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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This Weeks's lesson:
Urban Ecology

We've heard the story of the city mouse and the country mouse. What about the city and country ants?

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-- Aug 31, 2015

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