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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.

This Weeks's lesson:
Serbia walks a tightrope between Russia and Europe

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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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Federal response to Ebola grows as missteps spread concern

Ebola remains a high-interest topic, with extensive coverage across America as developments occur virtually every day. The latest news includes President Obama's selection of a longtime White House official, Ron Klains, to manage government resp...

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Do we take voting for granted?

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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: AMBIGUOUS

DEFINITION:
Open to more than one interpretation; doubtful or uncertain.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"The current law is ambiguous," said Todd Maron, Tesla's general consul. "That ambiguity is why the dealers, through these last-minute tactics, have gone to change the law."
The Detroit News -- 10/20/2014

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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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Facebook accused the Drug Enforcement Agency of violating its terms of service when it impersonated an upstate New York woman on Facebook. The company's letter criticizes the DEA for impersonating Sondra Arquiett, creating a profile without her knowledge and posting seized images to it in an attempt to trap criminals. Facebook demanded the DEA close down any other impersonation accounts.

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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:
Storm Ecology - Trickle Down

Heavy storms cause a lot more than water to come trickling down into our rivers.

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-- Oct 21, 2014

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