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Why are millennials under the microscope?

Discussion prompts & video archive.

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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Daily Science Webcasts

Wolves and Moose - Unexpected Connections

You might not expect the wolf population to effect the number of trees in an ecosystem - but it does.
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-- Nov 27, 2015

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This ten-part series explores the science of natural disasters to reveal the human and economic toll caused by catastrophic events. Learn about a variety of natural disasters, as well as the tools and resources that can reduce the loss of life, damage to infrastructure, and the environment.

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Cubans protest new Ecuador visa rule

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

This week's word in the news: OVATION


An enthusiastic public reception of a person, marked especially by loud and prolonged applause.

Vicki Cowart, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountain, received a standing ovation as she walked to the stage.
The Denver Post -- 11/30/2015

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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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USA Weekend Teachers Guides

The USA WEEKEND in Education team has strategically designed a new program of free educational materials geared towards middle-school and high-school students. Our new program integrates Common Core State Standards and provides adaptable lessons for teachers to use in their classrooms over a few days or several weeks. All lessons direct students into your newspaper, not our magazine.

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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: Do facts matter to candidates, voters?

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

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There are more than 180 lessons archived for your use

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

New way to roll: Motorized balance boards are glitzy, costly and a target of concerns

-- 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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