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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:
Terrorists attack in Kuwait, France and Tunisia

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This Weeks's lesson:

Flag lowering: S.C. church attack widens opposition to Confederate symbol

We are witnesses to a turning point in U.S. history, triggered by shocking violence this month in a Charleston, S.C., church. Its senior pastor and eight congregation members, all African American, were fatally shot June 17 by a 21-year-old whit...

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This Weeks's lesson:

Are we producing a war sequel?

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The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return with the September 14 lesson!

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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: LANDFALL

DEFINITION:

The reaching of land by an oceanic storm or a part, especially the eye, of a storm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
We now enter our 10th year since then and still not a single hurricane has had a Florida landfall.
The Palm Beach Post -- 06/22/2015

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New materials from Miami University’s Fighting With Food project focuses on the process of inquiry and helps teachers engage their students in the topic of toxicants and the role nutrient dense foods in helping to combat their effects with a new graphic story style format.

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A giant algae bloom in the Pacific Ocean that runs from Southern California to Alaska is producing toxins that harm sea life. The bloom has already shutdown some clam and crab fishing along the Pacific coast, and the poison has moved up the food chain to attack mammals like sea lions.

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Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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This Weeks's lesson:
Okefenokee - Peat

Think of a swamp, and you might picture mud and muck. But Okefenokee rests on a spongy foundation of peat.

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-- Jul 6, 2015

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