Weekly Features (Updated every Monday)


Cats are free to roam, says EU

Discussion prompts & video archive.


In honor of Constitution Week, “We the People” delves into the living history and modern-day implications of the formative document with a five-part video series.

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.


NASA's Night Sky Network

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

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



Trump resumes peace talks with Taliban in Afghanistan

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Two new reports describe decline of local news coverage across U.S as a ‘crisis’

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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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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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Do we only see what we want to see?

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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: DREARY

DEFINITION:
Causing unhappiness or gloom: not warm or cheerful.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Forecasters were calling for a dreary Sunday with dense fog in northern parts of the state through noon and a mixture of rain and snow turning to mostly snow by the afternoon, with as much as an inch of accumulation possible.
The Chicago Tribune -- 12/02/2019