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School District Says Tag Won't Be Banned At Recess

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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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VW trickery on exhaust tests creates a cloud over all ‘clean diesel’ vehicles

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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

This week's lesson: Any limits to religious freedom?

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

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Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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

Guyana says Venezuela deployed troops on border

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

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


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Volcano - Climb

Volcanoes may emit low frequency sounds prior to erupting. Scientists are using microphones to monitor these infrasounds.
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-- Oct 2, 2015

This week's word in the news: CELESTIAL


Pertaining to the sky or visible heaven, or to the universe beyond the earth’s atmosphere, as in celestial body.

And unlike with meteor showers and other celestial fireworks, children will be able to watch this one and still be in bed at a reasonable time for school the next morning.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 09/21/2015

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