Weekly Features (Updated every Monday)
Part of rancher John R. Erickson's Hank the Cowdog book series, this 12-week, chapter story follows Hank as he nudges bachelor cowboy Slim into asking Miss Viola to the dance––or maybe he'll just take Viola himself!
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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:
►Absentee voting by mail becomes a flashpoint as President Trump voices concerns
-- Front Page Talking Points Archive
Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.
►Get This Week in History
►Protests over Minnesota death spread across nation
Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
►Archive of Geography quizzes
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 Coronavirus Learning Companion
features comic-basis stories
and hands-on-activities for all age levels to help better understand the
purpose and science behind COVID-19 public health recommendations.
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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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