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This week's lesson: What’s behind drug cartel murders?

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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:


History in action: U.S. House impeachment hearings explore whether Donald Trump abused presidential power

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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

In honor of Constitution Week, “We the People” delves into the living history and modern-day implications of the formative document with a five-part video series.

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Student creates plastic from fish guts

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High tides swamp Venice in northern Italy

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

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This week's word in the news: PROGRESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe -- 11/18/2019



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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