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Students Grades 7 – 11 can submit an essay or work of art.

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Children's book authors share their writing experience to help students learn more about the craft and techniques of creative writing.

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National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch is a national, nature-watching program created for people of all ages. Through the program, you’ll gain first hand experience with plants and animals in their natural environment and share details that help National Wildlife Federation track the health and behavior of wildlife and plant species nationwide. In return, the Wildlife Watch website keeps you up-to-date on wildlife news and facts, and new ideas for attracting wildlife to your backyard and community.

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



Mexico restricts soft drink TV ads to fight obesity

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

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Federal agency warns about health risk of Alert Energy and other pure caffeine products

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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

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The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return in September!

This week's lesson:

GOP leaders run from Palin proposal

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Cell Sounds - Diagnostic

Well, your heart sounds good, let's hear what your cells have to say.
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-- Jul 29, 2014



This week's word in the news: FRACKING

DEFINITION:
An abbreviated and altered term for hydraulic fracturing, which is the process of injecting a high-pressure fluid (usually water mixed with sand and “trade secret” chemicals) into subterranean rocks to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A new campaign ad that features the "Flat Earth Discussion Group," cheese by-products and a man with a sock puppet takes a humorous look at Colorado's fracking battle, but some voters aren't laughing.
The Denver Post -- 07/28/2014