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Announcements for Oct 23, 2017

Advantages of the classroom eJournal!

Your students live in a digital world. The eJournal of The Albuquerque Journal is an excellent interactive tool that helps you and your students meet technology and core curriculum learning objectives.

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The Albuquerque Journal is again sponsoring the New Mexico Spelling Bee. Students grades two through eight may participate in the 2017 bee.

The New Mexico Spelling Bee is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 18, 2017 at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque.
Check the web site www.spellingbee.com or www.abqjournal.com/spellingbee for updated information.

The winner of the New Mexico Spelling Bee goes on to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The champion and a parent’s airfare, hotel, food and official tour expenses will be paid for by the Albuquerque Journal.


How well do you keep up with the world around you? Take this week’s quiz to test your knowledge of recent national and world events.

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10 new videos and lessons
This 2nd installment completes the 20-part series and continues the exploration of aviation technology and the social impact of war on our nation and the world.

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



Online Extras (Updated every Monday)


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



Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta’s ties to tax havens

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

New evidence of huge stars colliding long ago excites astronomers

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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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Arguments flare over rights and limits

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Archive of past lessons
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Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Daily Science Audio webcasts: An exclusive partnership with Pulse of the Planet, updated daily with two-minute sound portraits of Planet Earth. Tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sounds.

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Kid Scoop is a multi-media education program that brings interactive educational pages, games, comprehension, vocabulary, family involvement activities and more!

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This week's word in the news: BACKLASH

DEFINITION:
A strong or violent reaction, as to some social or political change.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Cook County soda tax backlash and repeal could make it harder for the county, city and Chicago Public Schools to raise taxes or enact new ones, according to one Wall Street debt rating agency.
The Chicago Tribune -- 10/23/2017