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Use the Boston Globe to spark classroom discussions.
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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

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Terrorist drivers kill 14 in Spain

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Volley of threats between North Korea and U.S. cool down after tense exchanges

Tensions are high between the United States and North Korea, a Communist country in Asia, although a war of words earlier this month has simmered down. The U.S. secretary of state, defense secretary and a top Pentagon general made efforts to low...

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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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Americans are expected to spend about $4.9 billion on school supplies this year. While the cost may be high for parents, teachers still end up spending many times more of their own money on supplies for their students. As many school districts skimp on supplying classrooms, some teachers are turning to crowdfunding sites like DonorsChoose.org and GoFundMe to raise money for everything from tissues to printers for student projects to school field trips.

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This week's word in the news: AGITATE

DEFINITION:

To upset; disturb. To stir up public interest in a cause.

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He also attends California State University, Stanislaus, in nearby Turlock, where students say he’s agitated on racial issues.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 08/21/2017

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Cartoons use a dark visual metaphor

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Take a behind the scenes look at the science, engineering, and sheer artistry that goes into creating rides and attractions at Universal Orlando Resort™

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

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