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Mexico's president proposes relaxing marijuana laws

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

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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: percussionist
Definition: A musician who plays a percussion instrument.
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A new lesson from the Fighting With Food project guides middle and high school students through the chemistry of how metals get into water, the toxicity of lead, and how nutrition can help combat the health effects of lead exposure.

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The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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Mexico's president proposes relaxing marijuana laws

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Harriet Tubman will be the new face of $20 bills as paper money gets more diverse

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Life expectancy declines for white women in the U.S.

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Earth Day questions about the future

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This week's word in the news: PERCUSSIONIST

DEFINITION:
A musician who plays a percussion instrument.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Sitting in a green room at WCCO-TV, the California percussionist was clearly spent, belying the sunniness of her multicolored top.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 04/25/2016