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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: Does the U.S. need a Space Force?

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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:


Tributes to legendary singer Aretha Franklin praise the cultural impact of her half-century career

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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

Brought to you by NBC Learn in celebration of National Women’s History Month.

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This week's word in the news: RESERVOIR

DEFINITION:
A natural or artificial place where water is collected and stored for use, especially water for supplying a community, irrigating land, furnishing power, etc.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado River is so strained amid population growth and a climate shift to hotter, drier conditions that federal water managers may declare an unprecedented “shortage” and cut releases from reservoirs.
The Denver Post -- 08/20/2018




Horror films are a reflection of society's fears

Discussion prompts & video archive.



Ecuador declares emergency over Venezuelan migrants at its border

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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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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