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

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Helicopter attack kills refugees from Somalia

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President’s budget starts debate over proposed military boost and deep cuts elsewhere

The drama in Washington continues. President Trump presented a 53-page budget plan last week that gives the clearest look so far at his priorities. The budget would raise spending in three of 17 major categories — defense, homeland security and ...

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The Whanganui River is the third-longest river in New Zealand. And, as of last week it’s a legal person that can be represented in court if someone harms it. Since the 1870s, a Maori tribe living along the river has struggled to convince authorities to protect the Whanganui. Over the past couple of years the government has increased efforts to clean up the river which became so polluted that almost all of the fish in it disappeared.

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NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, examines the vital connections between water, food and energy in the human water cycle.

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Is it crazy or just political theater?

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This week's word in the news: GRAPPLE

DEFINITION:

To try to overcome or engage in a struggle.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It’s been nearly one month since the catastrophic Coyote Creek flooding, but the repairs have just begun for most residents, who are left to grapple with mounting repair bills, unstable housing situations, severe health risks and an overwhelming resentment toward city and Santa Clara Valley Water District officials they felt could’ve done more.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 03/20/2017

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Noruz - Triumph of Tradition

Although the government of Iran tried to suppress it, the venerable holiday of Noruz continues to be one of that nation's most popular celebrations.


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

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The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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