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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:
Nicaragua to start building canal next month

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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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Here comes the holiday shopping frenzy – with resistance to Thanksgiving Day sales

Once upon a time, the end-of-year holiday shopping season didn't start with a national controversy over stores open on Thanksgiving. But that era has gone the way of typewriters, phone booths and penny candy (ask a grandparent). Now we're about ...

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What is the reality about immigration?

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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: DE RIGUEUR 

DEFINITION:
Strictly required, as by etiquette, usage, or fashion.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Multicourse meals based on a book’s theme is de rigueur for one group, while black authors and characters spark the discussion in another.
The Miami Herald -- 11/24/2014

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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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Republicans apparently were very careful in timing their announcement that their two-year investigation found the Obama administration responded appropriately to 2012's attack on the Benghazi consulate. Politicians and companies often release information they wish to obscure on late Friday when public interest in news is very low.

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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:
Persimmon Harvest

An annual harvest of wild persimmons has been a lifelong tradition for Carrie Hamby.

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-- Nov 26, 2014

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