Resources for Teachers and Students

Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)

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

This Week's lesson:
Giant dust plume sweeps in from Sahara Desert

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This Week's lesson:

Balance or ‘truth:’ Newspaper reporting standards are reviewed in this summer of discontent

Protests for racial justice and against police brutality focus fresh attention on how news media report on race, law enforcement and government. One focus of discussion inside and outside newsrooms is the concept of objectivity. Journalists trad...

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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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Why video games are looking more like movies

As video games have become more realistic — and as movies have embraced more computer graphics — the two industries have started to converge. They both use real actors whose actions and emotions are translated by computer into realistic graphic chara...

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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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This week's word in the news: CLARITY


The quality of being clear and easy to understand.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said he’s seen little clarity on basic questions: whether there would still be a police department and if so, whether Medaria Arradondo, the city’s first black chief, would continue to lead it.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 06/29/2020

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Is tell-all author a hero or villain?

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

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

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