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

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Terrorists attack in Kuwait, France and Tunisia

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Flag lowering: S.C. church attack widens opposition to Confederate symbol

We are witnesses to a turning point in U.S. history, triggered by shocking violence this month in a Charleston, S.C., church. Its senior pastor and eight congregation members, all African American, were fatally shot June 17 by a 21-year-old whit...

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A giant algae bloom in the Pacific Ocean that runs from Southern California to Alaska is producing toxins that harm sea life. The bloom has already shutdown some clam and crab fishing along the Pacific coast, and the poison has moved up the food chain to attack mammals like sea lions.

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New materials from Miami University’s Fighting With Food project focuses on the process of inquiry and helps teachers engage their students in the topic of toxicants and the role nutrient dense foods in helping to combat their effects with a new graphic story style format.

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Are we producing a war sequel?

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

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This week's word in the news: LANDFALL


The reaching of land by an oceanic storm or a part, especially the eye, of a storm.

We now enter our 10th year since then and still not a single hurricane has had a Florida landfall.
The Palm Beach Post -- 06/22/2015

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Okefenokee - Peat

Think of a swamp, and you might picture mud and muck. But Okefenokee rests on a spongy foundation of peat.

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-- Jul 6, 2015

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

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Celebrating their 75th annual National Wildlife Week the National Wildlife Federation's longest-running education program is designed to teach kids about the wonders of nature and inspire their interest in spending more time outdoors. Students and teachers will benefit from the many downloadable lesson plans, posters, and trading cards perfect for classrooms to explore "tree"-mendous wildlife species.

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