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.


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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 Weekly features (Updated every Monday)

This week's word in the news: RATCHET

To move by degrees (often followed by up or down).

EPA leaders' long-delayed decision ratcheting the current 75 parts per billion ozone limit to 70 ppb foists even heavier challenges on high-growth metro Denver and other cities exceeding the standards.
The Denver Post -- 10/05/2015

Schools Prepare Students for Emergencies

Discussion prompts & video archive.


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

This week's lesson: Who pays for corporate mistakes?

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.


Daily Science Webcasts

Alarm Calls - Early Warning System

Birds "mobbing calls" make it easy for all the animals in a locale to know exactly when a predator is nearby.
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-- Oct 9, 2015

Burundi descending into anarchy

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Injury risks and slipping interest reshape high school football’s status in some districts

-- 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