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Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)

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

This Weeks's lesson:
Former Gambian president goes into exile

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This Weeks's lesson:

Climate data from 2016 shows need to reduce fossil fuel emissions, experts say

Fresh climate change evidence reinforces concern among scientists, environmentalists and some government officials. World temperatures hit a record high for the third straight year in 2016, U.S. agencies said last week. Last year was the hottest...

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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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Hundreds of thousands of people attended the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, the largest group of more than a million protesters in hundreds of cities around the world. People weren't just making a statement, they were demanding action and protection of freedoms. Among the issues the marchers listed were women’s rights, health care, climate change, immigration and racism.

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Hemp - Strong Fibers 23Jan17

Hempcrete, rope, canvas, absorbent bedding - just a few of the thousands of uses for this most versatile plant.


This week's word in the news: TABLEAU

DEFINITION:

A picturesque grouping of persons or objects; a striking scene.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
More than 600 “sister marches” were planned around the world, and plenty of men were part of the tableau, too.
The Detroit News -- 01/23/2017

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What does GOP want for health care?

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NBC Learn, in partnership with Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, chronicles World War II history and the innovations behind the war’s greatest aircraft.

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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:

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