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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


Protests over Minnesota death spread across nation

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Part of rancher John R. Erickson's Hank the Cowdog book series, this 12-week, chapter story follows Hank as he nudges bachelor cowboy Slim into asking Miss Viola to the dance––or maybe he'll just take Viola himself!

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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: Face masks about health or politics?

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There are more than 180 lessons archived for your use



This week's word in the news: HORRIFIC

DEFINITION:
Provoking horror; horrible.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“We all watched the horrific death of George Floyd on video as witnesses begged the police officer to take him to the police car and get off his neck,” read the statement from attorney Benjamin Crump, who also represents the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, two African-Americans killed in recent high-profile incidents.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 06/01/2020





Protests spark worries about new coronavirus outbreaks

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.

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The Coronavirus Learning Companion features comic-basis stories and hands-on-activities for all age levels to help better understand the purpose and science behind COVID-19 public health recommendations.

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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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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