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Stephen Colbert's Epic Interview With Smaug The Dragon

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Ebola wipes out Christmas in Sierra Leone

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

NIESpecial Report


Science Behind the News

NBC Learn, in partnership with he National Science Foundation, explores the science, technology, engineering and math found in current events. This 7-week series helps connect fundamental STEM topics to real-world news stories.

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Online Extras (Updated every Monday)


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


Holiday tech gifts include new phone gadgets, app-driven robot, LEGO Technic, Skylanders tablet game

-- 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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Classroom Caption Contest!
Win a book by creating a caption for this week's lesson

This week's lesson:

Does news media focus on violence?

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Daily Science Webcasts


Seasonal Science - Holes

Grey squirrels have two homes - winter and summer, and woodpeckers help in the renovation process of the winter dwelling.
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-- Dec 19, 2014



This week's word in the news: IMPISH

DEFINITION:
Resembling an imp; mischievous.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cocking her head with an impish grin, 6-year-old Francisca Ajtum gives her holiday voice a spin at home in Florida City.
The Miami Herald -- 12/15/2014


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!

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Cyberspace Safety
9/11 Lessons and Legacies
Keeping America Free