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California Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Miley Cyrus gig banned in Dominican Republic

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

NIE Special Report


Who doesn’t like to eat?

Turn the fun of food into a great science experience to start off the school year using a new science content reading Is there a gene for liking broccoli? and an accompanying activity Taste this!

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Online Extras (Updated every Monday)


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


E-cigarettes prompt new health concerns about young users, targeted with ads and flavors

-- 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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The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return in September!

This week's lesson:

President criticized over vacation

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Daily Science Webcasts


Honeybees - Inside the Hive

With thousands of bees to feed, a hive needs a good store of honey to get through the winter.
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-- Sep 1, 2014



This week's word in the news: RENDITION

DEFINITION:
An interpretation, as of a role or a piece of music.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Lizbet Martínez, the Cuban rafter girl who warmed the hearts of U.S. Coast Guard officers and many others across the nation 20 years ago with her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, still has the violin that made her famous.
The Miami Herald -- 09/01/2014


Become a Wildlife Watch Treasure Hunter

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch is a national, nature-watching program created for people of all ages. Through the program, you’ll gain first hand experience with plants and animals in their natural environment and share details that help National Wildlife Federation track the health and behavior of wildlife and plant species nationwide. In return, the Wildlife Watch website keeps you up-to-date on wildlife news and facts, and new ideas for attracting wildlife to your backyard and community.

Click here to join the hunt today!


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