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

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France drops fuel tax hike amid 'yellow vest' protests

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

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Here’s why you'll hear more about 'smart cities' and may live in one now

Technologies that once were science fiction are now reshaping cities. Many so-called "smart cities" already are active as automated systems and interactive technology improve safety, traffic, sanitation, emergency response and other services. Co...

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Scientists Scramble To Create Replacements For Plastic


There’s a major push to replace plastics in our lives, and not just with paper bags or straws. Over the last 70 years we have produced more than 9 billion tons of plastics that are clogging up our lands and seas. Now, scientists working to create new...

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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: ENSEMBLE

DEFINITION:

A group of things or people acting or taken together as a whole, especially a group of musicians who regularly play together.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It was a Sunday afternoon at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and the local chamber music ensemble Mistral was in the middle of a concert titled “The Walk to the Paradise Garden.”
The Boston Globe -- 12/10/2018

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Think you know football? Ok, what's a prolate spheroid? This 10-part video series focuses on the science behind NFL football.

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Can a tweet really cost billions?

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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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