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Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)

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

This Week's lesson:
Austria to become ice-free within 45 years

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This Week's lesson:

Beyoncé's 'historic' new album, 'Country Carter,' is 'breaking down barriers'

America's top pop diva makes a bold splash again with her first country-style album, an instant hit. With 27 tracks spanning 78 minutes, "Country Carter" by Beyoncé "is a payload of provocation and flat-out astonishing music," journalist Spencer...

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This Week's lesson:

Invaders from underground are coming in cicada-geddon


Trillions of periodical red-eyed cicadas that have pumps in their heads and jet-like muscles in their rears will soon emerge. One brood of the insects crawls out from underground every 13 years and another brood appears every 17 years. For the first ...

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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: ILLICIT

DEFINITION:

Forbidden by law, rules, or custom.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A motorist accused of being involved in an illicit street race that led to a crash that killed two teenagers last month accelerated his car to keep up with the victims’ vehicle, which was traveling about 75 mph, the Metropolitan Police Department alleged in an arrest report.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal -- 04/08/2024

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Why is Trump selling $60 Bibles?

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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 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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