Thinking about how you think can become confusing, making the brain one of the most complicated organs to study. NBC Learn’s eight-part video series on the brain is divided into easily-understood concepts, which together create a broader view of how versatile and mysterious the human brain can be.

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Complete Sixth Grade
Sustainability Curriculum

Publix Super Markets, Inc. has joined efforts with FPES (Florida Press Educational Services) to bring this program to sixth grade students. This FREE NIE Program will show your sixth grade students how to become responsible members of the planet, and to respect all of the resources that it has to offer.

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Flip Chart for Interactive White Boards
Note: Only classrooms with white boards will be able to run this file.

Complete supplement as PDF

Teachers Guide


Lesson plans for use with the e-Edition on Interactive White Boards

Included are basic lessons for an Elementary, Middle and Secondary classroom that can be utilized to introduce Language Arts and Social Studies activities.

Middle School Social Studies Lesson Plan
Middle and High School Language Arts Lesson Plan
High School Social Studies Lesson Plan
Elementary Social Studies Lesson Plan
Elementary and Middle School Language Arts Lesson Plan

USA Weekend Teacher Guides

New Teacher's Guides are available every Monday, complete with monthly themes highlighted in a weekly lesson and a monthly activity sheet.

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This week's word in the news: LEEWARD

DEFINITION:
On or toward the side to which the wind is blowing. Facing the direction toward which the wind is blowing.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Early Saturday, Danny’s winds slightly weakened to 100 mph as it moved west north-westward about 800 miles east of the leeward Islands.
The Miami Herald -- 08/24/2015



Spotify's Mobile App Wants A Lot Of Your Personal Data 

Discussion prompts & video archive.


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Download a lesson based on political cartoons and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format)

This week's lesson: Is junk science fooling food junkies?

The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return with the September 14 lesson!

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There are more than 180 lessons archived for your use



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



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

Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Natchez Pow-Wow

At the annual Natchez Pow-Wow, Native Americans are dancing in the footsteps of their ancestors.
Play Audio
-- Aug 28, 2015



Macedonia police use tear gas against migrants

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Barrier falls: First female Army Rangers show that strength comes in both genders

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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Newspaper Activities
for FCAT Practice

Sunshine State Standards and The News-Press
Reference / Research LAA228, LAA238, LAA248
Words / Phrases LAA123, LAA132, LAA142
Main Idea / Purpose LAA221, LAA231, LAA241
Comparisons LAA227 Using The News-Press