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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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Psychiatry - Redefining Disorders

Sometimes there may be a fine line between what we call normal and what is not.
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-- Jul 27, 2016


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A new lesson from the Fighting With Food project guides middle and high school students through the chemistry of how metals get into water, the toxicity of lead, and how nutrition can help combat the health effects of lead exposure.

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Failed coup stirs fears of strongman president in Turkey

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

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This week's word in the news: SICKOUT


DEFINITION:

A joint action by a group of employees claiming illness and not reporting for work in order to force the granting of certain demands; specif., such an action by a group forbidden by law to strike.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Detroit Public Schools will not be on the hook to pay more than $300,000 in legal fees to sue two teachers for what the district claims was their roles in instigating massive teacher sickouts earlier in the year.
The Detroit News -- 07/25/2016


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Standards & Activities for The Mini Page

Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Pages content and offer activities that will help your students reach them.

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Download a lesson based on political cartoons and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format)

This week's lesson: Did Melania Trump plagiarize speech?

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


Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine, her ticket mate, are in Democratic convention spotlight this week

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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102 Super Skills for eEditions

Ready-to-use, standards-based activities for building skills in technology, math, science, social studies and language arts.

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