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Turning point: Royal wedding marks a historic ‘changing of the guard’ in Britain

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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: PALSY

DEFINITION:
Paralysis, generally partial, whereby a local body area is incapable of voluntary movement.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
In his third season doing TV play-by-play for the White Sox, Jason Benetti has become a familiar figure to the baseball community, as have his cerebral palsy and the distinct limp that goes with it.
The Chicago Tribune -- 05/21/2018




Child marriage legal in most US states

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Ebola spreads to city of 1.2 million in Congo

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

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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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