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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:
Pro-democracy protests draw tens of thousands in Hong Kong

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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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Millions of miles from Earth, a U.S. spacecraft orbits Mars to explore its atmosphere

NASA doesn’t launch shuttles or blast astronauts into space right now, but it's not idle. A spacecraft called MAVEN began orbiting Mars last week after a 442-million-mile trip that took 10 months. The robotic explorer, which won't land, will use...

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What threatens the world most?

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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: DYSFUNCTIONAL 

Abnormal or impaired functioning, especially of a bodily system or social group.

Here’s the genesis of gridlock and dysfunctional government: A trio of Republican candidates for the state House has delivered a manifesto demanding no compromise or consensus building with Democrats in the next term.
The Detroit News -- 09/29/2014

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Who doesn’t like to eat?

Turn the fun of food into a great science experience to start off the school year using a new science content reading Is there a gene for liking broccoli? and an accompanying activity Taste this!

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One Direction fans took to Twitter to attack The Daily Show about a joke that a terrorist "super group" that would include a member of One Direction. They assumed the joke singled out band mate Zayn Malik who is Muslim. The Daily Show responded that they had no idea who was in the band.

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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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Africa - Surma Stick

Stick fighting among the Surma tribe of Africa is fierce and violent. But they do it in the name of love.

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-- Sep 30, 2014

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