Resources for Teachers and Students

Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)

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

This Weeks's lesson:
Arizona gets too hot for some planes to handle

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This Weeks's lesson:

Crusaders with clout: Tech field billionaires donate big-time to improve U.S. schools

You already know that digital technology is vital to education, but you may not realize that some American tech industry leaders are improving schools with teaching innovations, experimental programs and money (lots of it). Facebook founder Mark...

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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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The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports wind and solar power generated over 10 percent of electricity for the first time ever in March. Wind and solar only averaged about 7 percent of total electricity generation in 2016. Both energy types are growing rapidly worldwide — partly because they're becoming cheaper than fossil fuels.

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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: DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION:

A statement or an account describing something.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Documents released Tuesday also revealed that Yanez couldn’t provide investigators with a detailed description of the driver of the car he pursued, thinking he resembled a suspect in a recent robbery.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 06/26/2017

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Baseball, politics and violence mix

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10 new videos and lessons
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:

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