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Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)

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

This Week's lesson:
China’s “zero-Covid” strategy targets hamsters

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This Week's lesson:

Noisy, polluting gas leaf blowers provoke bans, which the District of Columbia now has

A law that took effect this month in the District of Columbia earns attention beyond its 68 square miles. Gas-powered leaf blowers can't be sold or used there anymore under a ban passed in 2018 by council members. (Quieter, environmental-friendl...

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FBI warns about thieves using QR codes to steal your data

Quick Response codes, better known as QR codes, are a convenient way for businesses to get you to visit their websites, download their apps or make payments. But the FBI says fake QR codes can be used to embed malware onto a victim's phone, giving a ...

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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: CREST


To come or rise to the highest point/

It’s the first time that weekly cases have fallen since the omicron variant first was detected in Florida on Dec. 7, suggesting that the omicron wave may have crested.
The Tampa Bay Times -- 01/24/2022

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Have anti-vax claims become silly?

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The news media shape how we see and understand the world around us. With its new video series, NBCU Academy takes a deep dive into what it means to be in a journalist today, how the industry is evolving, and how the next generation can help.

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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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