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

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Dozens die in police brutality protests in Nigeria

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Trick-or-treat alternatives: Enjoy Halloween this week without spooky health risks

A new Halloween scare is lurking: the coronavirus. Many parades, haunted house attractions, hayrides, pumpkin festivals and other large events around the country are canceled for health safety. The Six Flags theme park chain dropped its annual F...

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Pope endorses same-sex civil unions


Pope Francis said he supports same-sex civil unions in a new documentary film. In the film "Francesco," the pope says: "Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God." While the pope supports same-sex civil unions or pa...

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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: EQUITABLE

DEFINITION:

Characterized by fairness; just and right; impartial; unbiased.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The plan “is designed to provide an equitable distribution across the state with priority access going to our most vulnerable populations, front-line health care workers and first responders who directly interact with and treat COVID patients, as well as staff and residents in long-term care facilities," Pritzker said during his daily coronavirus news briefing.
The Chicago Tribune -- 10/26/2020

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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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Is infecting the herd the answer?

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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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