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:
Swarms of locusts plague East Africa

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This Week's lesson:

Playing dirty: Major League Baseball cheating costs three managers their jobs

A sign-stealing scandal has enveloped professional baseball, bringing the departure of three teams' managers last week. The situation involves misbehavior during 2017 by the World Series-winning Houston Astros, who relayed opponents' pitching si...

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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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Administration wants to rollback nutrition rules for school meals

The Trump administration has proposed new rollbacks to Michelle Obama's school nutrition guidelines that may lead to more pizza and fries and less fruit and vegetables for students. The proposal would allow schools to cut the amount of vegetables ser...

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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: ENGULF


To swallow up in or as in a gulf; overwhelm.

A man was killed after his speeding Tesla crashed and became engulfed in flames at the intersection of West Las Positas Boulevard and Hacienda Drive in Pleasanton, police say.
The San Francisco Chronicle -- 01/20/2020

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Are they royal renegades or refugees?

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Explore ways to a healthier lifestyle in this ten-part video series highlighting tips for children on how relationships and mental and physical health can foster a positive living environment.

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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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