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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:
Uranium workers dying after working Namibia mine, report warns

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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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‘Boston Strong’ spirit and strict security mark Monday marathon, shadowed by 2013 blasts

The Boston Marathon, a yearly event taking place Monday, is expected to draw 36,000 athletes – 9,000 more than usual. Entrants include many of the 5,633 runners still on the course last April 15 when the race was halted because two homemade bomb...

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Climate warnings grow more dire

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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: STATUTE

DEFINITION:
A written law passed by a legislative body.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Why Hernandez, mayor of Miami-Dade County’s second-largest city, can’t be charged with violating Florida’s loan-sharking laws is clear: The statute of limitations — one year — ran out long ago.
The Miami Herald -- 04/21/2014

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Children's book authors share their writing experience to help students learn more about the craft and techniques of creative writing.

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Frazier Glenn Cross, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, is accused of killing three people outside Kansas City Jewish centers. The shootings appear to fit the Justice Department’s definition of terrorism by being premeditated, political, aimed at civilians and not carried out by another nation. But, it has been classified as a hate crime.

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National Wildlife Week
March 17th - 23rd

The following resources and activities from National Wildlife Federation, its Affiliates and Partners are designed for educators to teach about the connections between water and the shared need of people and wildlife for clean water. Learn about wildlife in the U.S. with and fun and informative lessons and activities you can do with your students.

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This Weeks's lesson:
Termites: Insect Hydro-Power

Could termites be the key to a clean energy future? Some think that this unpopular insect may be the solution for cheap hydrogen power.

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-- Apr 24, 2014

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