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This week's lesson: Arguments flare over rights and limits

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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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‘What Happened:’ Hillary Clinton revisits Campaign ’16 in her book and national tour

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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

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This 2nd installment completes the 20-part series and continues the exploration of aviation technology and the social impact of war on our nation and the world.

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This week's word in the news: MANDATORY

DEFINITION:
Authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Back in Sonoma, resident Paul Giles had evacuated Tuesday, but after hearing reports about Saturday morning’s fires, he returned to check on his house, located in a mandatory evacuation zone a few miles east of downtown.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 10/16/2017




Many coal plants close or switch to natural gas

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Millions flushed away in Switzerland

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

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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