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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California Passes Plastic Bag Ban

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.



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



Miley Cyrus gig banned in Dominican Republic

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!

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President criticized over vacation

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E-cigarettes prompt new health concerns about young users, targeted with ads and flavors

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Honeybees - Inside the Hive

With thousands of bees to feed, a hive needs a good store of honey to get through the winter.
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-- Sep 1, 2014



This week's word in the news: RENDITION

DEFINITION:
An interpretation, as of a role or a piece of music.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Lizbet Martínez, the Cuban rafter girl who warmed the hearts of U.S. Coast Guard officers and many others across the nation 20 years ago with her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, still has the violin that made her famous.
The Miami Herald -- 09/01/2014