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

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High tides swamp Venice in northern Italy

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History in action: U.S. House impeachment hearings explore whether Donald Trump abused presidential power

At a historic U.S. House impeachment hearing, Intelligence Committee witnesses speak for a second week about presidential actions that Democrats call an abuse of power that violated the U.S. Constitution. The extraordinary inquiry began after Pr...

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

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Student creates plastic from fish guts

A product design student from England's University of Sussex has won about $40,000 for the invention of a translucent and biodegradable plastic made entirely from fish leftovers. Lucy Hughes, 23, hopes the grant from the James Dyson Award will help j...

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In honor of Constitution Week, “We the People” delves into the living history and modern-day implications of the formative document with a five-part video series.

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What’s behind drug cartel murders?

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This week's word in the news: PROGRESSIVE

DEFINITION:

Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe -- 11/18/2019

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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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