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


E-cigarettes spark discussions about health benefits and teen use

-- 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: Climate warnings grow more dire

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Narwhals - Inside Out

Teeth are ideally strong, hard, and pearly white, right? Not for the narwhal and its inside out tusk.
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-- Apr 18, 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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Pakistan Drops Charges Against 9-Month-Old Baby

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Honduras records the world's highest murder rate

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

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National Wildlife Week
March 17th - 23rd

The following resources and activities from National Wildlife Federation, its Affiliates and Partners are designed for educators to teach about the connections between water and the shared need of people and wildlife for clean water. Learn about wildlife in the U.S. with and fun and informative lessons and activities you can do with your students.

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This week's word in the news: CONSORTIUM

DEFINITION:
A group of people, companies or organizations that agree to work together for a common purpose.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado State Board of Education has joined a movement advocating the state pull out of a multi-state testing consortium called — pardon the clumsy title — the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.
The Denver Post -- 04/14/2014



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Word of the Day for April 18, 2014

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