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

This week's lesson: Trump agrees to meet N. Korea’s Kim

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

U.S. move against foreign metal competition shows Republican disagree on free trade vs. import tariffs

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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 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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Reporter’s murder stirs mass protests in Slovakia

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

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Brought to you by NBC Learn in celebration of National Women’s History Month.

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


This week's word in the news: COMMENDATION

Something that commends, as a formal recommendation or an official citation or award.

He had earned a rifle marksman badge, one of several commendations, during his tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 03/12/2018