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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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This 2nd installment completes the 20-part series and continues the exploration of aviation technology and the social impact of war on our nation and the world.

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



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



Earthquakes kill hundreds in Mexico

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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Does a clown have you frightened?

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Another climate change impact: Solidly frozen Alaskan permafrost is thawing

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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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This week's word in the news: SANCTUARY

DEFINITION:
A place of refuge or asylum. A reserved area in which birds and other animals, especially wild animals, are protected from hunting or disturbance.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“If we don’t know what they’re doing, we don’t know what’s going wrong,” said List, who works for the Ventana Wildlife Society, which manages the condor sanctuary in Big Sur.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 09/25/2017