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

This Week's lesson:
March Madness is on a march to Minnesota

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Federal case accuses 33 parents and others of cheating to get students into colleges

You already know how ultra-competitive the college admission process can be. Now a dramatic criminal case shows the extreme steps some wealthy parents take to get their children into elite universities. Federal prosecutors charge 33 parents and ...

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NASA's Night Sky Network

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

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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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This Week's lesson:

Trump grounds Boeing 737 MAX planes


Just one day after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said its data "provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft," President Donald Trump last week ordered all Boeing 737 MAX airliners grounded. The U.S. action came after dozens of other...

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“Discovering You,” is an original video series celebrating the careers of engineers who are inspiring the next generation. The 20-part series, complete with tailored lesson plans, will roll out every Monday with 5 new videos over the next 4 weeks.

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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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How well do you keep up with the world around you? Take this week’s quiz to test your knowledge of recent national and world events.

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Terror strikes peaceful New Zealand

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

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This week's word in the news: PERCUSSIVE

DEFINITION:

Characterized by percussion; caused by or related to the action of striking or pounding something.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Enter the huge building that houses the Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute at the Colorado School of Mines, walk past the massive tunnel-boring machine, rotary and percussive drills, and you’ll get a glimpse of the new frontier of development — space resources.
The Denver Post -- 03/18/2019

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