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

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2 West African presidents reject term limits

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This Week's lesson:

Scientists see connection between climate change and Western fires, coastal storms

Extreme natural events have been front-page news often in the past two months. Wildfires burned millions of acres and brought deaths, property losses and evacuations of thousands in California, Oregon and Washington state. After six major fires ...

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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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COVID-19 triggers mountain safety concerns


Avalanche experts and mountain communities in the U.S. are bracing for winter as COVID-19 drives a growing number of skiers and snowboarders away from resorts and into the backcountry. A dangerous recreational shift that could leave a costly mark. Wi...

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This week's word in the news: SMEAR

DEFINITION:

To publicly accuse someone of something unpleasant, unreasonable, or unlikely to be true in order to harm their reputation.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
But behind the scenes, many of the stories are directed by political groups and corporate PR firms to promote a Republican candidate or a company or to smear their rivals.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 10/19/2020

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Is infecting the herd the answer?

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The Coronavirus Learning Companion features comic-basis stories and hands-on-activities for all age levels to help better understand the purpose and science behind COVID-19 public health recommendations.

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

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