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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:
Sweden celebrates 200 years of peace

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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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Fatal police shooting of unarmed teen focuses national attention on Ferguson, Missouri

A week of street unrest at night, peaceful protests and national attention have followed the Aug. 9 police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., near St. Louis. The unarmed teen died after being shot multiple times. He had no r...

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Do 'combat police' create respect or fear?

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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: STRUCTURED

DEFINITION:
Having a well-defined structure or organization; highly organized.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The school environment is highly structured, with a focus on safety and high behavioral standards.
The Denver Post -- 08/18/2014

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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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The recent spate of heavy rainstorms is just the latest instance of a longer trend of increasing intensity of rainfall across the globe as temperatures rise. "Rainfall extremes are increasing on average globally," says University of Adelaide researcher Dr. Seth Westra. "They show that there is a 7% increase in extreme rainfall intensity for every degree increase in global atmospheric temperature."

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Become a Wildlife Watch Treasure Hunter

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch is a national, nature-watching program created for people of all ages. Through the program, you’ll gain first hand experience with plants and animals in their natural environment and share details that help National Wildlife Federation track the health and behavior of wildlife and plant species nationwide. In return, the Wildlife Watch website keeps you up-to-date on wildlife news and facts, and new ideas for attracting wildlife to your backyard and community.

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This Weeks's lesson:
Hungarian New Bread Celebration

Bread bakers in Hungary take to the road to enrich and broaden their culinary knowledge and craft.

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-- Aug 21, 2014

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