New Census Bureau statistics provide the latest evidence of how America is evolving in terms of race. For the first year in modern U.S. history, more white people died than were born from July 2011 to July 2012, due to an aging white population....
The International Labor Organization reports that 215 million children worldwide are working, many full-time. Of those, 10.5 million work in a domestic setting, for households or families not their own. And of those children, 6.5 million are between the ages of 5 and 14 -- and 71 percent are girls.
Whether its from the simple desire to help others, our environment, or our way of life, innovation is a process that begins with imagination and results in the creation of something of value for society. NBC Learn, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the National Science Teachers Association, explores the process of innovations in this compelling 11-week video series.
This week's word in the news: DERECHO
A widespread, long-lived, straight-line windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms.
FOUND IN THE NEWS:
derecho windstorms occur once every year or two across the central and northeastern U.S. in a band from Texas to New England.
The Dayton Daily News -- 06/17/2013
Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.
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.