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Announcements for 27 July, 2016:

The 2016 Ford Freedom Award Program

Ford Freedom Essay Contest Winners

The Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, and Detroit Newspapers in Education asked students to submit essays on a Man of Courage” earlier this year. Winners were honored at the Ford Freedom Awards Scholar Lecture on May 17.


For a list of winners, click here

Weekly Lessons

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Did Melania Trump plagiarize speech?

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


Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine, her ticket mate, are in Democratic convention spotlight this week

-- 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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Daily Science Webcasts


Psychiatry - Redefining Disorders

Sometimes there may be a fine line between what we call normal and what is not.
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-- Jul 27, 2016





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

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Failed coup stirs fears of strongman president in Turkey

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

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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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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: SICKOUT

DEFINITION:
A joint action by a group of employees claiming illness and not reporting for work in order to force the granting of certain demands; specif., such an action by a group forbidden by law to strike.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Detroit Public Schools will not be on the hook to pay more than $300,000 in legal fees to sue two teachers for what the district claims was their roles in instigating massive teacher sickouts earlier in the year.
The Detroit News -- 07/25/2016