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Anti-Defamation League “Our First Amendment Freedoms” 2014 Contest Winners.

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Facebook Building Plane-Sized Drones For Global Internet

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Science of Golf

This new 10-part series continues to explore the physics and math behind the game of golf. Provided by NBC Learn, in partnership with the United States Golf Association and Chevron, students will learn about calculating golfers’ handicaps and golf scoring, the evolution of the golf club and ball, as well as how factors like friction, volume and energy all affect how a golf ball travels.

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Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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Chile plagued by fires and floods

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

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Crusade calls for changing $20 bills to add first woman on U.S. paper currency

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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

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Classroom Caption Contest!
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Is race too touchy to talk about?

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If Buildings Could Harvest Electricity

Could a smart building be smart enough to transform the motion that takes place inside it, into electricity?
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-- Mar 31, 2015



This week's word in the news: ROBUST

DEFINITION:
Requiring or characterized by much strength or energy.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
This vaccine differs from other Ebola vaccines in development because, as an inactivated whole virus vaccine, it can prime the host immune system with the complete range of Ebola viral proteins and genes, which makes it more likely to trigger a robust immune response, according to a news release from UW-Madison.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -- 03/30/2015