Did you know eating more calcium rich foods combats the effects of lead exposure? Or, that eating colorful fruits reduces the health impacts of low level PCB's found in the environment all around us?
The Fighting with Food project explores current biomedical research in nutrition and toxicology that shows how certain foods work to combat the health impacts of environmental toxicants and focuses on integrating this information with core physical and biological science standards on matter.
Materials include hands-on, guided inquiry investigations and student readings designed for middle and high school general science, chemistry, biology, and nutrition classes. In these investigations students will observe, collect, tabulate, and organize data, and then use their data to draw conclusions.
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.
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
New Teacher's Guides are available every Monday, complete with monthly themes highlighted in a weekly lesson and a monthly activity sheet.
►Click here to download guides from USA Weekend
FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 02, 2009
White House and Fox News dispute what's fair, what's foul
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President Obama, who has played basketball since high school, sometimes describes challenges in sports terms -- as do top aides. So when White House press secretary Robert Gibbs explains high-level criticism of the Fox News cable network, he puts it this way: "The best analogy is probably baseball. The only way to get somebody to stop crowding the plate is to throw a fastball at them. They move."
What Obama's team throws at Fox are accusations of deliberate health care reform distortions, encouragement of "tea party" protests and partisan propaganda in news reports. "Fox News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party," top aide Anita Dunn said recently. "They misrepresent our programs and policies. . . . And they were organizing political opposition on their shows. We wanted to set the record straight."
For its part, the top-rated cable network has gained more viewers -- at least temporarily -- and welcomes the role of underdog fighting a "smear" by a powerful adversary. "This is an effort in effect to quarantine Fox News and to discourage other media outlets from picking up on stories that originate here," senior political analyst Brit Hume said on O'Reilly's show. "My guess is it won't work." Hannity labeled his program "Not White House approved," and O'Reilly hammers the White House nightly. "There is something very disturbing about the Obama administration fighting harder against Fox News than against the Taliban," he said in one commentary.
Fox says: "We're doing the job we're supposed to be doing, and we do it as well as anyone." -- Michael Clemente, senior vice president for news and editorial programming
White House says: "We simply decided to stop abiding by the fiction, which is aided and abetted by the mainstream press, that Fox is a traditional news organization." -- Dan Pfeiffer, deputy communications director
Columnist says: "Fox hasn't just corrupted its own coverage. Its example has made all of cable news unpleasant and unreliable." -- Jacob Weisberg, author and Newsweek contributor
Front Page Talking Points Archive