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

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Bay of Bengal spawns another deadly cyclone

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U.S. launch this week is a big deal that strengthens NASA’s partnership with SpaceX, a private firm

A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin Wednesday as America's space agency and a private company launch two astronauts bound for the International Space Station. It's the first such mission leaving from the United States in nine years. N...

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

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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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UN warns cybercrime is up 600% during pandemic


The United Nations warned last week that cybercrime is up 600% as internet use has grown sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's estimated there's an attack every 39 seconds. Many have been against health care and medical research facilities. Earl...

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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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NASA's Night Sky Network

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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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Face masks about health or politics?

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This week's word in the news: CONTAGIOUS

DEFINITION:

Capable of being transmitted by bodily contact with an infected person or object. Tending to spread from person to person.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"We’re dealing here with a highly contagious and often fatal disease for which there presently is no known cure."
The Los Angeles Times -- 05/25/2020

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