Resources for Teachers and Students

Read "The Other Wes Moore" with your middle and high school students. Click on this link for more information.

Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other in Baltimore. Yet, one grew up to be highly successful and the other became a convicted murderer serving a life sentence. Why did their lives turn out so differently? "The Other Wes Moore" is a great story for helping your students see how our choices determine the direction our lives will take.

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Why Shanghai Subway Passengers Ran Away From Man Who Fainted

Discussion prompts & video archive.


NIE Special Report


Who doesn’t like to eat?

Turn the fun of food into a great science experience to start off the school year using a new science content reading Is there a gene for liking broccoli? and an accompanying activity Taste this!

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



Online Extras (Updated every Monday)


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



Persian Gulf state accused of funding Islamic fighters

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Become a Wildlife Watch Treasure Hunter

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch is a national, nature-watching program created for people of all ages. Through the program, you’ll gain first hand experience with plants and animals in their natural environment and share details that help National Wildlife Federation track the health and behavior of wildlife and plant species nationwide. In return, the Wildlife Watch website keeps you up-to-date on wildlife news and facts, and new ideas for attracting wildlife to your backyard and community.

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The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return in September!

This week's lesson:

Do 'combat police' create respect or fear?

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Strong arm: Mo’ne Davis, 13, becomes a national baseball star with her blazing fastball

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Underwater Discoveries - Testing

Before heading out to sea, Science Diarist Jules Jaffe does a final test of an instrument designed to reveal some of the mysteries of the deep ocean.
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-- Aug 29, 2014



This week's word in the news: NOXIOUS

DEFINITION:
Physically harmful or destructive to living beings


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Supporters say a statewide bag ban is needed to wipe out a particularly noxious form of litter that kills marine life in the Pacific Ocean and costs Californians $25 million a year to collect and bury.
The San Jose Mercury-News -- 08/25/2014