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Announcements for 25 February, 2017:

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball during his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. As a way of celebrating the momentous and historic event, and keeping the memory of Robinson alive, the Tigers will host the 21st Annual Jackie Robinson Art, Essay and Poetry Contest in his honor and to celebrate Robinson's nine values of success: Courage, Determination, Teamwork, Persistence, Integrity, Citizenship, Justice, Commitment and Excellence.

Now through March 5, 2017, middle school and high school students throughout the state of Michigan may enter the contest by submitting an original work of art, an essay or a poem in honor of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson.

Click here for more details.

Weekly Lessons

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Senator is silenced over criticism

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


A big U.S. employment challenge comes from automation, not just foreign competition

-- 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


Predicting Disease Tracking Probabilities

A newly developed algorithm is telling scientists where disease outbreaks may occur in the future.
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-- Feb 24, 2017





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

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Malaysia hunts North Koreans in assassination

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

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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: MOCK

DEFINITION:
Pretended; sham; counterfeit.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One Twitter user said, ‘‘After the terrible events #lastnightinSweden, IKEA have sold out of this’’ and posted a mock Ikea instruction manual on how to build a ‘‘Border Wall.’’
The Boston Globe -- 02/20/2017