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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.

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Record heat could spark intense wildfires in Australia

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Scary times: More than 30 governors resist federal plans to bring Syrian war refugees

Soon after deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, governors around this country began suggesting their states won't provide help to resettle thousands of Syrian war refugees in America. President Obama is sticking with earlier plans to ad...

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Web brews up a 'war' on Christmas

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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: RESETTLEMENT


The transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind).

About 500 protesters, chanting slogans and carrying signs in the shadow of the State House, gathered Friday night to speak out against Governor Charlie Baker’s efforts to reconsider the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Massachusetts.
The Boston Globe -- 11/23/2015

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This ten-part series explores the science of natural disasters to reveal the human and economic toll caused by catastrophic events. Learn about a variety of natural disasters, as well as the tools and resources that can reduce the loss of life, damage to infrastructure, and the environment.

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Scientists in China have found a resistance gene for colistin, what's commonly known as the "last resort" antibiotic. Colistin has been the drug doctors turned to when all other antibiotics failed to fight life-threatening drug-resistant bacteria. Now, researchers in China have found a new bacteria gene that resists colistan - and it is spreading. Medical researchers fear we are near a post-antibiotic era. "At that point if a patient is seriously ill, say with E. coli, then there is virtually nothing you can do," one doctor said.

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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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Diatoms Nanotechnology - Transformation

An innovative way is being developed to create nanomaterials - tiny bits of matter - using microscopic organisms called diatoms.

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-- Nov 24, 2015

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