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Israeli response to missiles from Gaza spurs debate over media fairness and balance

-- Front Page Talking Points 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: GOP leaders run from Palin proposal

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Wrens of Ecuador - Choral Song

The call of the Plain-Tailed Wren may be the most complex non-human song in nature.
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-- Jul 22, 2014



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


NIE Special Report

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Children's book authors share their writing experience to help students learn more about the craft and techniques of creative writing.

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Australian Singer Sia Shuns Spotlight

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Airliner shot down near Ukraine-Russia border

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

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Become a Wildlife Watch Treasure Hunter

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch is a national, nature-watching program created for people of all ages. Through the program, you’ll gain first hand experience with plants and animals in their natural environment and share details that help National Wildlife Federation track the health and behavior of wildlife and plant species nationwide. In return, the Wildlife Watch website keeps you up-to-date on wildlife news and facts, and new ideas for attracting wildlife to your backyard and community.

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This week's word in the news: HARROWING

DEFINITION:
Extremely disturbing or distressing.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
To Samuel, the journey meant trading a hopeless situation at home for potential security and prosperity in the United States — but first he needed to survive the trip north, dodging police and criminals, and a harrowing ride on top of a freight train for hundreds of miles.
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism / The Arizona Republic -- 07/21/2014



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Word of the Day for July 22, 2014

Quote of the Day for July 22, 2014




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