Announcements for Jun 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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Protests over Minnesota death spread across nation

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

Archive of Geography quizzes



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

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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Face masks about health or politics?

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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: 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




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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