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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.

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Gunman attacks Canada's Parliament

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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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Cable TV and dish antennas lose popularity as digital streaming expands

Many Americans – probably including you -- don't watch TV the way your grandparents did. Except for live sports, there's not much reason to tune in at a scheduled time. Your generation and young adults often watch videos from Netflix or Hulu Plu...

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Distant trouble becomes nearby 'crisis'

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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: PALLIATIVE

Relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure.

He is receiving palliative care, and doctors have told the former mayor the next step is hospice care.
The Boston Globe -- 10/27/2014

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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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Is it a great new learning tool or the easiest way to cheat in math, ever? The new PhotoMath app uses your phone's camera to identify equations, and then it solves them, letting you see the step-by-step guide to getting the answer. The app's creators say it will "help kids around the world learn math." But, many teachers fear it will harm learning when students to use the app to do their homework.

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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:
Sounds of All Saints' Day

A gospel song and a graveyard party: the unique sounds of New Orleans on the Day of the Dead.

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-- Oct 31, 2014

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