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

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Ebola wipes out Christmas in Sierra Leone

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Holiday tech gifts include new phone gadgets, app-driven robot, LEGO Technic, Skylanders tablet game

Parents shopping for holiday season presents that will interest you far longer than a few days, weeks or even months can pick from new tech gadgets and diversions. Choices get cooler and more interactive each year, as with any electronics. Popul...

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Stephen Colbert had a very BIG interview last week with Smaug the dragon from "The Hobbit" movies. The host of The Colbert Report is a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkein's fantasy novels, including "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." Colbert also made cameo appearance in the first installment of "The Hobbit" film series as a lake-town spy.

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Science Behind the News

NBC Learn, in partnership with he National Science Foundation, explores the science, technology, engineering and math found in current events. This 7-week series helps connect fundamental STEM topics to real-world news stories.

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Does news media focus on violence?

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This week's word in the news: IMPISH

DEFINITION:
Resembling an imp; mischievous.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cocking her head with an impish grin, 6-year-old Francisca Ajtum gives her holiday voice a spin at home in Florida City.
The Miami Herald -- 12/15/2014

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Large Numbers

As consumers, are we unconsciously influenced by the size of a number?

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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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