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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: Should people die for the economy?

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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:


Signs of hope and healing emerge amid grim health news across America

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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

Take a behind the scenes view as athletes prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic as this 10-part series explores key areas in STEM.

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Trump to Pence: Don't call governors who don't treat you right

Discussion prompts & video archive.



U.S. charges Venezuela’s president with drug trafficking

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

Archive of Geography quizzes


This week's word in the news: ESSENTIAL

DEFINITION:
Necessary. Very important; of high importance.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
What exactly is an “essential” store that can stay open over the next two weeks during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order?
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 03/30/2020



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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