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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.

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Airliner shot down near Ukraine-Russia border

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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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Israeli response to missiles from Gaza spurs debate over media fairness and balance

Coverage of an ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian region next to Israel, is on newspaper front pages and in broadcasts worldwide. After escalating clashes with Hamas, which has governed the Gaza territory since 2007, Israel on Jul...

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GOP leaders run from Palin proposal

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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: HARROWING

DEFINITION:
Extremely disturbing or distressing.

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To Samuel, the journey meant trading a hopeless situation at home for potential security and prosperity in the United States — but first he needed to survive the trip north, dodging police and criminals, and a harrowing ride on top of a freight train for hundreds of miles.
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism / The Arizona Republic -- 07/21/2014

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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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With an album cover with her face blacked out, Australian singer-songwriter Sia Furler just nabbed her first No. 1 album in the U.S. Sia has performed on television with her back to camera and put a paper bag over her head for magazine photos. She says she doesn't want "to go out and sell my soul, my body, my peace of mind."

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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:
Cell Sounds - Noise

"With a song in my cell?" Yes, even the building blocks of life have gotten into the act.

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-- Jul 25, 2014

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