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Introducing The Boston Globe's News in Education, a new and improved version of the Globe's local education program that provides digital subscriptions, classroom lessons and educational materials at no cost to teachers and students through the generosity of Vacation Donation contributors, private donors and corporate sponsors. Through its Vacation Donation program, the Globe has been an educational partner with schools throughout New England for more than 30 years.

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NIE Special Report

Science of Golf

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Tully Ice Harvest - History

These days, if you want ice, you just go to the freezer and get it. But some folks remember when ice was delivered door to door in huge blocks.

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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:

Russian opposition leader shot dead in Moscow

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

Archive of Geography quizzes

Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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The Green Room: Conservation for the Classroom offers lessons from the National Wildlife Federation to educate and inspire people to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat

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Today's word: whimsical
Definition: Spontaneously fanciful or playful; given to whims; capricious; quaint, unusual, or fantastic.
NASA's Space Place is a monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students
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Lighten up English class by challenging your students to write some funny lines for the Boston Globe NIE Limerick Contest. Each winner gets a gift card plus a classroom iPad and projector. Download the Entry Form and Release Form. Entries are due Monday, March 2. The best limericks will be published in The Boston Globe.

BOSTON GLOBE TOURS: Take a guided walking tour of 135 Morrissey Blvd. Learn about the history of The Boston Globe and see up close how it operates today.