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

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The Green Room: Conservation for the Classroom offers lessons from the National Wildlife Federation to educate and inspire people to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat

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Today's word: jihad
Definition: An Arabic word meaning striving or struggling. In Islam, it is “striving in the path of God.” It is often used to refer to a "holy war" or a vigorous campaign against perceived foes.
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“Discovering You,” is an original video series celebrating the careers of engineers who are inspiring the next generation. The 20-part series, complete with tailored lesson plans, will roll out every Monday with 5 new videos over the next 4 weeks.

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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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This week's word in the news: JIHAD

DEFINITION:
An Arabic word meaning striving or struggling. In Islam, it is “striving in the path of God.” It is often used to refer to a "holy war" or a vigorous campaign against perceived foes.


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Top leaders of the Illinois Republican Party launched an effort at damage control Sunday after a social media post echoed President Donald Trump’s criticism of four Democratic congresswoman and went further, referring to them in a movie-type poster of being a “jihad squad” and contending they believe any criticism is racist.
The Chicago Tribune -- 07/22/2019