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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:
Six dead after record-setting floods in Texas

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Cheaters: Doping crackdown may keep Russian athletes, others out of Olympics

With nine weeks left before the Summer Olympics start in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the International Olympic Committee is working to keep past cheaters out of the Games to show it's getting tougher in the fight against drugs that give an unfair edge. O...

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What is facing the class of 2016?

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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: GRIDLOCK

DEFINITION:

A traffic jam in which no vehicular movement is possible. A complete lack of movement or progress resulting in a backup or stagnation.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
An estimated 200,000 people packed South Beach through Memorial Day on Monday, capping a holiday weekend marked by dancing in the streets, teeny bikinis, overwhelming police presence and traffic gridlock.
The Miami Herald -- 05/30/2016

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A new lesson from the Fighting With Food project guides middle and high school students through the chemistry of how metals get into water, the toxicity of lead, and how nutrition can help combat the health effects of lead exposure.

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A California judged ruled that Donald Trump's now closed Trump University has to release documents that show how the company persuaded students to sign up for high-priced seminars. Trump faces two class-action lawsuits as well as a $40 million lawsuit from New York's attorney general regarding Trump University. The lawsuits claim Trump University was a scam, misleading consumers to pay tens of thousands of dollars to get real estate secrets from "professors" Trump "hand-picked."

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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:
The Bayaka - Net Hunt

The Bayaka, hunter-gatherers living in the rainforest of Central Africa, prepare for a community hunt.

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-- May 31, 2016

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