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Announcements for 26 June, 2017:

Yak’s Corner Favorite Book Character Contest

Thank you to all the teachers and students who entered the 2017 contest. The results are in!

Learn about the winners by clicking here.

Ford Freedom Award

The Ford Freedom Awards program “Talents That Unite” celebrates African Americans who have brought diverse communities together through their talents and passions. The 16-page student supplement and teacher guide are available online now. Click the link below to see the winners of the Ford Freedom Awards Essay Contest.

Click here to view the winners.
Click here to view the program.

Weekly Lessons

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Baseball, politics and violence mix

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


Crusaders with clout: Tech field billionaires donate big-time to improve U.S. schools

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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


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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Questions based on stories in your Detroit News to spark classroom discussions.

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Quiz Archive
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Arizona gets too hot for some planes to handle

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

10 new videos and lessons
This 2nd installment completes the 20-part series and continues the exploration of aviation technology and the social impact of war on our nation and the world.

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NASA's Space Place

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

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This week's word in the news: DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION:
A statement or an account describing something.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Documents released Tuesday also revealed that Yanez couldn’t provide investigators with a detailed description of the driver of the car he pursued, thinking he resembled a suspect in a recent robbery.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 06/26/2017