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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:
Miley Cyrus gig banned in Dominican Republic

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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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E-cigarettes prompt new health concerns about young users, targeted with ads and flavors

There's a revived debate over electronic cigarettes, which critics fear could appeal to young nonsmokers and lead to the real thing. A leading heart health group urges the federal government to ban the sale of battery-run flavored cigarettes to ...

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President criticized over vacation

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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: RENDITION

DEFINITION:
An interpretation, as of a role or a piece of music.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Lizbet Martínez, the Cuban rafter girl who warmed the hearts of U.S. Coast Guard officers and many others across the nation 20 years ago with her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, still has the violin that made her famous.
The Miami Herald -- 09/01/2014

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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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California's legislature has passed a ban on single-use plastic bags. If signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, the proposal would ban grocery and convenience stores from providing plastic bags for their customers. Shoppers would have to either bring their own bags, or pay 10 cents at checkout for a paper or reusable plastic bag.

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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:
Honeybees - Inside the Hive

With thousands of bees to feed, a hive needs a good store of honey to get through the winter.

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-- Sep 1, 2014

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