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Six dead after record-setting floods in Texas

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

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


Cheaters: Doping crackdown may keep Russian athletes, others out of Olympics

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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


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What is facing the class of 2016?



Classroom Caption Contest!
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Daily Science Webcasts


Sperm Whales - Breeding

How did Moby Dick make babies? Check out the Indian Ocean this week to find out.
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-- May 30, 2016



This week's word in the news: GRIDLOCK

DEFINITION:
A traffic jam in which no vehicular movement is possible. A complete lack of movement or progress resulting in a backup or stagnation.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
An estimated 200,000 people packed South Beach through Memorial Day on Monday, capping a holiday weekend marked by dancing in the streets, teeny bikinis, overwhelming police presence and traffic gridlock.
The Miami Herald -- 05/30/2016


Interpreting photos as informational text
LAFS.K12.R.3.7; LAFS.K12.SL.1.2


All Eyes Blog Photo Caption Contest

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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NASA's Space Place

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students

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Tom Tufts Materials


Book, Board Game and Playing Cards

Throughout this school year, PARADE Classroom will be targeting up to six features that provide poignant life lessons for high school students. Be sure to check them out!

Get the lessons here:

Cyberspace Safety
9/11 Lessons and Legacies
Keeping America Free