Announcements for Jan 25, 2020

Advantages of the classroom eEdition!

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

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Media Literacy

When it comes to evaluating information that flows across social channels or pops up in a Google search, young and otherwise digital-savvy students can easily be duped.

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Explore ways to a healthier lifestyle in this ten-part video series highlighting tips for children on how relationships and mental and physical health can foster a positive living environment.

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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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Swarms of locusts plague East Africa

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

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


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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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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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Playing dirty: Major League Baseball cheating costs three managers their jobs

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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Are they royal renegades or refugees?

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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: ENGULF

DEFINITION:
To swallow up in or as in a gulf; overwhelm.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A man was killed after his speeding Tesla crashed and became engulfed in flames at the intersection of West Las Positas Boulevard and Hacienda Drive in Pleasanton, police say.
The San Francisco Chronicle -- 01/20/2020




Youth Content


Youth content from the Tuesday digital Denver Post. Written for and by kids!

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The Mini Page has gone digital!

This weeks lesson:
Fantastic Lights



NASA's Night Sky Network

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

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