This Weeks's lesson:
Mexico restricts soft drink TV ads to fight obesity
Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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Move over, Red Bull, Monster Energy and Rock Star. Some people now use powdered caffeine as an alertness boost for studying, sports or other activities. But the potent powder -- sold online as Extreme Sport Beans, Cracker Jack'd , MiO Energy and...
In the past nine years, Colorado River Basin — which covers Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and California — has lost about 65 cubic kilometers of fresh water, nearly double the volume of the country’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead. About two-thirds of the water lost came from underground water supplies, rather than surface water.
This week's word in the news: FRACKING
An abbreviated and altered term for hydraulic fracturing, which is the process of injecting a high-pressure fluid (usually water mixed with sand and “trade secret” chemicals) into subterranean rocks to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.
FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A new campaign ad that features the "Flat Earth Discussion Group," cheese by-products and a man with a sock puppet takes a humorous look at Colorado's fracking battle, but some voters aren't laughing.
The Denver Post -- 07/28/2014
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.