Welcome to Newspapers in Education!

Newspapers in Education is an exciting interactive program that engages students in learning by providing them with weekly copies of The Dawson County News.

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Online Extras (Updated every Monday) Resources to help you put the Dawson County News to work in your classroom




Easter Island leader says Moai statue might be better left in British Museum

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

Archive of Geography quizzes


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



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

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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Download a lesson based on political cartoons and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format)

This week's lesson: Can a tweet really cost billions?

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There are more than 180 lessons archived for your use


Tech and electronic gifts: See what deserves spots on your holiday list

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



This week's word in the news: ANTIBIOTICS

DEFINITION:
Antibiotics are medicines that treat infections by killing bacteria. Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria get used to an antibiotic and no longer respond to it.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
McDonald’s on Tuesday announced steps to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, a major commitment from the nation’s largest beef purchaser to address concerns about a rise in drug-resistant infections.
The Chicago Tribune -- 12/17/2018


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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NASA's Night Sky Network

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students (Updated Monthly)

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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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