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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:
Turkey's tomb raid succeeds

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This Weeks's lesson:

Oceans at risk: Overfishing, other threats endanger a critical resource

A major scientific study has dire warnings about what could happen to the world's oceans if current trends continue. Pollution, industrial-scale fishing and climate change are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to marine animals and th...

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Jon Stewart: Fake news, real impact

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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:

 Elementary (K-4)
 Middle (5-8)
 Secondary (9-12)

This week's word in the news: MIRED

Stuck or entangled in a difficult condition or situa
tion, especially for a long period of time.

The number of Michigan children mired in poverty increased 35 percent over six years, to nearly 25 percent.
The Detroit News -- 02/23/2015

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 Middle School
 High School

This new 10-part series continues to explore the physics and math behind the game of golf. Provided by NBC Learn, in partnership with the United States Golf Association and Chevron, students will learn about calculating golfers’ handicaps and golf scoring, the evolution of the golf club and ball, as well as how factors like friction, volume and energy all affect how a golf ball travels.

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In 2012, Australia began requiring all tobacco packs to no longer have logos, trademarks, pictures or colors. Instead, the packages contain graphic health warnings. Several studies report that Australia's smoking rates have dropped significantly since the packaging changes.

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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:
Science Meets Culture in New Zealand

In an intergenerational coastal dunes restoration project, everyone learned as much about cultural exchange as they did about science.

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-- Feb 27, 2015

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