Schools Prepare Students for Emergencies

Discussion prompts & video archive.

Burundi descending into anarchy

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Thinking about how you think can become confusing, making the brain one of the most complicated organs to study. NBC Learn’s eight-part video series on the brain is divided into easily-understood concepts, which together create a broader view of how versatile and mysterious the human brain can be.

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Online Extras (Updated every Monday)

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

Injury risks and slipping interest reshape high school football’s status in some districts

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive

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


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

This week's lesson:

Who pays for corporate mistakes?

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Daily Science Webcasts

Oysters - Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay - home to a multimillion dollar oyster industry, is threatened by industrial and agricultural pollution.
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-- Oct 7, 2015

This week's word in the news: RATCHET

To move by degrees (often followed by up or down).

EPA leaders' long-delayed decision ratcheting the current 75 parts per billion ozone limit to 70 ppb foists even heavier challenges on high-growth metro Denver and other cities exceeding the standards.
The Denver Post -- 10/05/2015

Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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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