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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: A second look at Second Amendment?

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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:


Severe California wildfires show impact of drought and hotter, drier summers there

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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

Think you know football? Ok, what's a prolate spheroid? This 10-part video series focuses on the science behind NFL football.

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This week's word in the news: SHUTDOWN

DEFINITION:
A cessation of operations or activity, as at a factory or government department.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"If I was ever going to do a shutdown over border security - when you look at the caravan, when you look at the mess, when you look at the people coming in," the president said.
The Chicago Tribune -- 11/19/2018




Eating meat is bad for the environment, report finds

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Former leaders convicted of genocide in Cambodia

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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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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