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

This Week's lesson:
Protests over Minnesota death spread across nation

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

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

More Americans than usual are expected to vote by mail this year because of Covid-19 fears about lining up at polling stations. Slightly more than half the respondents in a May poll by New Jersey's Monmouth University said they'd cast absentee b...

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Protests spark worries about new coronavirus outbreaks


The death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis after a white office pinned him to the ground with a knee to his neck, sparked protests across the United States and fears of more coronavirus outbreaks. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom...

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

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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

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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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Face masks about health or politics?

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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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