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

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Poaching tied to tuskless elephants in Mozambique

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A toymaker and a state show sensitivity to how playtime can create and reinforce gender stereotypes

Old ways of labeling and selling toys are changing as one U.S. state and one large company support the reality that girls and boys sometimes – often, even – like the same playthings. The state is California, the country's largest with nearly 40 ...

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'Cow power' helps dairy farm run on renewable energy


Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese has built a business the entire dairy industry wants to emulate. The farm uses methane from cow manure to produce electricity to run its dairy operation and cheese factory. Mark Crave said his family’s farm also produc...

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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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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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School board meetings or brawls?

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This week's word in the news: SPOUTING

DEFINITION:

Expressing views or ideas in a lengthy, declamatory, and unreflective way

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
On Saturday, speakers at the For God and Country Patriot Double Down event riled the couple hundred people who showed up to the Ahern Hotel by spouting unfounded claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election and casting doubt on COVID-19 vaccines.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal -- 10/25/2021

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

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