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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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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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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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Part of rancher John R. Erickson's Hank the Cowdog book series, this 12-week, chapter story follows Hank as he nudges bachelor cowboy Slim into asking Miss Viola to the dance––or maybe he'll just take Viola himself!

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Protests over Minnesota death spread across nation

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

NASA's Night Sky Network

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students (Updated Monthly)

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Face masks about health or politics?

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Absentee voting by mail becomes a flashpoint as President Trump voices concerns

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


This week's word in the news: HORRIFIC

DEFINITION:
Provoking horror; horrible.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“We all watched the horrific death of George Floyd on video as witnesses begged the police officer to take him to the police car and get off his neck,” read the statement from attorney Benjamin Crump, who also represents the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, two African-Americans killed in recent high-profile incidents.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 06/01/2020