Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.►Archive of Geography quizzes
Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:
NASA's Night Sky Network
A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students (Updated Monthly)
Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.
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.
WEDU and PBS are here to support teachers, students and families during these challenging times. To help address the need for quality distance learning resources, this page has been updated with information about a new statewide PBS initiative to broadcast weekday At-Home Learning programming for school-age groups on WEDU along with standards-driven lesson plans from PBS LearningMedia that correlate with each broadcast.
Use the News by the USF Stavros Center in collaboration with Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education program and Florida Press Educational Services.
Please join Jodi Pushkin, manager and curriculum writer for the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education and special guest Katherine Munson, senior Communications Coordinator for Southwest Florida Water Management District for a Zoom webinar exploring the recently published Water Matters curriculum publication and using the newspaper in the classroom and celebrating Constitution Week.
To conserve water means to use it wisely and to not be wasteful. Water conservation is important to meet our current and future water needs as humans, as well as the needs of plants, animals and the environment! In west-central Florida, more than 90 percent of our freshwater supply comes from groundwater, most commonly the Floridan Aquifer. An aquifer is an underground layer of spongelike rock that holds water. Other natural freshwater sources include surface waters, such as lakes, rivers or ponds. Both surface and groundwater supplies are primarily recharged by rainfall. In this webinar we will explore the informational text in this publication. You’ll learn more about how the water cycle impacts our water supply, along with facts about the Floridan aquifer, our amazing springs. You also will learn more about the Southwest Florida Water Management District and their other youth education resources available.
Please join Jodi Pushkin, manager and curriculum writer for the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education and special guest Tampa Bay Times Pulitzer-Prize winning writer Lane DeGregory for a Zoom webinar exploring using feature writing and newspapers in the classroom.
Feature writing in the classroom
Over the last 30 years, DeGregory has written more than 3,000 stories. She came to the Times in 2000 and has followed a feral child who was adopted, a girl whose dad dropped her off a bridge and a dying boy waiting for his miracle. She has won dozens of national awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. A listener, a writer, and a podcaster, DeGregory will speak about her special features, tips for teaching writing and her podcast. DeGregory, says “I love embedding in strangers’ lives and sharing their stories. When I was 6 years old, growing up in D.C. during the Watergate scandal, I told my parents I was going to be a journalist. I was editor of the newspaper at the University of Virginia, then worked in newsrooms across the East Coast.”