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Newspapers in Education!

Newspapers in Education is a program that promotes literacy through the use of the newspaper as an instructional aid in the classroom. The Great Bend Tribune partners with educators and local businesses to provide classroom copies for local and area teachers to use as a teaching tool at no cost to the schools or the teachers. We can help diminish the battle with literacy one classroom at a time.

For more information or to order classroom copies or curriculum guides e-mail Shonita Fox at sfox@gbtribune.com or call 620-792-1211.

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Resources to help you put the Great Bend Tribune to work in your classroom


Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles

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

Archive of Geography quizzes


Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:




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

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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Download a lesson based on political cartoons and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format)

This week's lesson: Why was an emergency declared?

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There are more than 180 lessons archived for your use



This week's word in the news: PARCHED

DEFINITION:
Extremely dry because of hot weather or drought.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Patches of parched landscape have caused once-green golf courses to close and limited golf cart use, the Greeley Tribune reported.
The Denver Post -- 02/18/2019





Gun Control Legislation Moves Forward In Congress

Discussion prompts & video archive.


Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


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.

Click here to listen


In partnership with W.K. Kellogg Foundation, NBC Learn brings the Civil Rights era to life with over one hundred archival clips and original town hall conversations from around the county.

Click here to view the entire series


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.

Click here for activities


NASA's Night Sky Network

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students (Updated Monthly)

Click here to read this month's column