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Thinking about how you think can become confusing, making the brain one of the most complicated organs to study. NBC Learn’s eight-part video series on the brain is divided into easily-understood concepts, which together create a broader view of how versatile and mysterious the human brain can be.

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



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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:



Turkish warplanes attack Kurds in Iraq

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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

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Trump trash talk draws jeers, voters

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Is it a movie or real life? Learning the difference is entertaining -- and educational

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Exploring Tibet - Monsoon Politics

Climate change thousands of years ago may have changed a culture.
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-- Aug 3, 2015



This week's word in the news: COLIFORM

DEFINITION:
Relating to a rod-shaped bacteria normally present in the intestine


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Company officials said tests indicate that water in the affected area has E. coli and total coliform, bacteria that can make people sick.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 07/27/2015