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Giant dust plume sweeps in from Sahara Desert

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

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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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:


Balance or ‘truth:’ Newspaper reporting standards are reviewed in this summer of discontent

-- 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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Is tell-all author a hero or villain?

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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: CLARITY

DEFINITION:
The quality of being clear and easy to understand.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said he’s seen little clarity on basic questions: whether there would still be a police department and if so, whether Medaria Arradondo, the city’s first black chief, would continue to lead it.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 06/29/2020


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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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.

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