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Download a lesson based on political cartoons and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format)

This week's lesson: Are they royal renegades or refugees?

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


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

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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

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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Administration wants to rollback nutrition rules for school meals

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Swarms of locusts plague East Africa

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

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This week's word in the news: ENGULF

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


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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



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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Enhance vocabulary and written/verbal skills with over 2,500 pages of puzzles, themed features, word lists, SAT, ACT test prep and word games.

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