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Seasonal Science - Holes

Grey squirrels have two homes - winter and summer, and woodpeckers help in the renovation process of the winter dwelling.

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Ebola wipes out Christmas in Sierra Leone

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: impish
Definition: Resembling an imp; mischievous.
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Science Behind the News

NBC Learn, in partnership with he National Science Foundation, explores the science, technology, engineering and math found in current events. This 7-week series helps connect fundamental STEM topics to real-world news stories.

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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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Ebola wipes out Christmas in Sierra Leone

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Holiday tech gifts include new phone gadgets, app-driven robot, LEGO Technic, Skylanders tablet game

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



Stephen Colbert's Epic Interview With Smaug The Dragon

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Classroom Caption Contest!
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Does news media focus on violence?

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

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Seasonal Science - Holes

Grey squirrels have two homes - winter and summer, and woodpeckers help in the renovation process of the winter dwelling.
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-- Dec 19, 2014



This week's word in the news: IMPISH

DEFINITION:
Resembling an imp; mischievous.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cocking her head with an impish grin, 6-year-old Francisca Ajtum gives her holiday voice a spin at home in Florida City.
The Miami Herald -- 12/15/2014


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Kid Scoop Teachers
Find new ideas to use the newspaper to teach across the curriculum. Lesson ideas for both print and e-edition newspapers!


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Kid Scoop
A multi-media education program that brings interactive educational pages, online learning games, comprehension and vocabulary activities, video, web-quest resources, family involvement activities and more!


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Kid Scoop Lesson Library
Lessons Ideas for using the e-edition and print edition of the newspaper in the classroom.


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How to Draw
Kid Scoop’s own artist, Jeff Schinkel, shows you how to draw things with step-by-step directions.


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Strange stories and amazing facts from Kid Scoop!