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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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Honduras records the world's highest murder rate

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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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E-cigarettes spark discussions about health benefits and teen use

Electronic cigarettes, also called vapor cigarettes, are gaining popularity and igniting disputes over whether they're a positive alternative to tobacco. Users inhale nicotine through a liquid that’s heated into vapor, which is a fine mist. The ...

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Climate warnings grow more dire

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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: CONSORTIUM

DEFINITION:
A group of people, companies or organizations that agree to work together for a common purpose.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado State Board of Education has joined a movement advocating the state pull out of a multi-state testing consortium called — pardon the clumsy title — the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.
The Denver Post -- 04/14/2014

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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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Attempted murder chargers against a nine-month-old baby in Pakistan have been thrown out. The boy was charged in February with planning a murder, threatening police and interfering with state affairs. The baby's family is accused of trying to kill gas company officials by throwing stones at them.

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National Wildlife Week
March 17th - 23rd

The following resources and activities from National Wildlife Federation, its Affiliates and Partners are designed for educators to teach about the connections between water and the shared need of people and wildlife for clean water. Learn about wildlife in the U.S. with and fun and informative lessons and activities you can do with your students.

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This Weeks's lesson:
Narwhals - Inside Out

Teeth are ideally strong, hard, and pearly white, right? Not for the narwhal and its inside out tusk.

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-- Apr 18, 2014

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