Announcements for Jul 07, 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.

ENHANCED. Choose to translate each article into multiple languages or choose an audio version. The full screen mode and intelligent zoom for pages and articles makes it even easier to read and navigate, plus there is a robust Table of Contents.

EDUCATIONAL. The eEdition includes all youth content that you love, plus we provide curricula such as current events & geography quizzes, writing prompts and lessons for Language Arts, STEM and Social Studies.

EFFICIENT. You receive total access 24/7 for your lesson-prep convenience. Students can access from home on any device.

EDGY. Reach your students where they live – in a digital world.

EASY-TO-USE. Search by keywords.

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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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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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Audio

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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Giant dust plume sweeps in from Sahara Desert

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

Archive of Geography quizzes




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

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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Balance or ‘truth:’ Newspaper reporting standards are reviewed in this summer of discontent

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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Is tell-all author a hero or villain?

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Archive of past lessons
Teacher comments


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



This week's word in the news: CLARITY

DEFINITION:
The quality of being clear and easy to understand.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said he’s seen little clarity on basic questions: whether there would still be a police department and if so, whether Medaria Arradondo, the city’s first black chief, would continue to lead it.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 06/29/2020




Youth Content


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

Word Bank
Assessment Test
Web Links



The Mini Page has gone digital!

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NASA's Night Sky Network

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

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