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►Democracy in action: Voters change the political balance in Congress for two years
-- Front Page Talking Points Archive
Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.
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►Thousands flee killer wildfires in California
Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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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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After the school shootings in Florida and Texas this year the Star Tribune reached out to school officials, parents and students across the metro area to see how they were coping and what kinds of conversations they were having. We heard a common theme, "reach out". As teachers, you have an important opportunity to get your students thinking and talking about these issues. We hope this video can be a constructive conversation starter for you.
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Attention Journalism teachers:
Check out this wonderful program through the University of St Thomas.
Mission: ThreeSixty Journalism is committed to bringing new voices into journalism and related professions and to using intense, personal instruction in the craft and principles of journalism to strengthen the civic literacy, writing skills and college-readiness of Minnesota teens.
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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