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

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Russia masses troops and tanks on its border with Ukraine

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This Week's lesson:

Covid safety concerns may delay or cancel Summer Olympics in Japan

Summer Olympic organizers and leaders of the host country, Japan, face the same question as last year: Can a huge international event be held safely amid a pandemic? The 2020 answer obviously was "no," so the games held every four years were pos...

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

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Google Earth time-lapses show a changing planet

Google Earth has launched a time-lapse feature that lets users wind back the clock and see how the world has changed over several decades. The feature uses millions of satellite images from the past 37 years to let people scroll through time. It allo...

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Help students better understand the science behind how vaccines are developed and work within the body with We Engage 4 Health’s comic-style story complete with hands on activities for all age levels

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Should CEOs shut up, but pay up?

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This week's word in the news: BEWILDERED

DEFINITION:

Deeply or utterly confused or perplexed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Even the agency’s top official is bewildered by how Piney Point was ever allowed to become a dump site run by an inexperienced private company.
The Tampa Bay Times -- 04/19/2021

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NASA's Night Sky Network

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