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Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads

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

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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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Online Extras (Updated every Monday)

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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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:


Private flights by executives Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson signal 'the dawn of a new space age'

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


NASA's Night Sky Network

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students (Updated Monthly)

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Do unvaccinated face deadly risk?

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of 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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This week's word in the news: COMMODITY

DEFINITION:
An article of trade or commerce, especially a product as distinguished from a service. Something of use, advantage, or value.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Proponents contend subjugating nature as a commodity, used to satisfy human demands, is leading to disaster as the climate warms, and they’re pressing for a new paradigm.
The Denver Post -- 07/26/2021


Distance Learning

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.

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Use the News by the USF Stavros Center in collaboration with Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education program and Florida Press Educational Services.

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Newspaper in Education Teaching trunks

The Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education program invites teachers to use our Teaching Trunks to teach newspaper-based lessons in their classrooms.

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