China locks down 50 million people as new virus spreads

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

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Explore ways to a healthier lifestyle in this ten-part video series highlighting tips for children on how relationships and mental and physical health can foster a positive living environment.

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


Super Bowl brings Kansas City-San Francisco showdown -- and an 'ad bowl'

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Are they royal renegades or refugees?

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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: DIRE

DEFINITION:
Causing or involving great fear or suffering; dreadful; terrible.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As insulin prices have soared, some people have been forced to pursue alternatives such as seeking options from other countries, lower-quality products or rationing their supply of insulin, which can have dire consequences.
The Chicago Tribune -- 01/27/2020


Virtual Field Trip to the Times

Have you always wondered what goes into the making of the Tampa Bay Times? Take your students on a virtual field trip to our printing plant!


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. Teaching Trunks are available for loan to public and private schools in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and Pinellas counties.

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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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NASA's Night Sky Network

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

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