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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:
Mexico's president proposes relaxing marijuana laws

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Harriet Tubman will be the new face of $20 bills as paper money gets more diverse

Three pieces of U.S. currency are getting historic makeovers. Harriet Tubman, a 19th century ex-slave who crusaded to abolish slavery, will replace President Andrew Jackson on the front of $20 bills. He moves to the flip side sometime next decad...

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Earth Day questions about the future

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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: PERCUSSIONIST

DEFINITION:

A musician who plays a percussion instrument.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Sitting in a green room at WCCO-TV, the California percussionist was clearly spent, belying the sunniness of her multicolored top.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 04/25/2016

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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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The life expectancy of white, non-Hispanic women in the U.S. dipped from 81.2 years to 81.1 years from 2013 to 2014, according to the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. While it's a fraction of a year, the CDC says it shows a bigger problem for a wealthy nation. A CDC demographer said the decline can, in part, be attributed to drug overdoses, smoking, alcohol, disease and suicide.

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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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