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Announcements for 24 March, 2017:

Yak’s Corner Favorite Book Character Contest

Thank you to all the teachers and students who entered the 2017 contest. The results are in!

Learn about the winners by clicking here.

Weekly Lessons

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Is it crazy or just political theater?

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


President’s budget starts debate over proposed military boost and deep cuts elsewhere

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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


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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Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Tracking Cats - Every Picture Tells a Story

"You can follow those cubs all the way up through their life."
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-- Mar 24, 2017





Questions based on stories in your Detroit News to spark classroom discussions.

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Helicopter attack kills refugees from Somalia

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, examines the vital connections between water, food and energy in the human water cycle.

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NASA's Space Place

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students

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This week's word in the news: GRAPPLE

DEFINITION:
To try to overcome or engage in a struggle.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It’s been nearly one month since the catastrophic Coyote Creek flooding, but the repairs have just begun for most residents, who are left to grapple with mounting repair bills, unstable housing situations, severe health risks and an overwhelming resentment toward city and Santa Clara Valley Water District officials they felt could’ve done more.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 03/20/2017