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Download a lesson based on political cartoons and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format)

This week's lesson: Is race too touchy to talk about?

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


Crusade calls for changing $20 bills to add first woman on U.S. paper currency

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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Daily Science Webcasts


If Buildings Could Help in an Emergency

Instead of looking for "child finder" stickers, first responders to an emergency might one day be checking their iPads.
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-- Apr 1, 2015



Facebook Building Plane-Sized Drones For Global Internet

Discussion prompts & video archive.


Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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Chile plagued by fires and floods

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

NIESpecial Report


Science of Golf

This new 10-part series continues to explore the physics and math behind the game of golf. Provided by NBC Learn, in partnership with the United States Golf Association and Chevron, students will learn about calculating golfers’ handicaps and golf scoring, the evolution of the golf club and ball, as well as how factors like friction, volume and energy all affect how a golf ball travels.

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

 

This week's word in the news: ROBUST

DEFINITION:
Requiring or characterized by much strength or energy.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
This vaccine differs from other Ebola vaccines in development because, as an inactivated whole virus vaccine, it can prime the host immune system with the complete range of Ebola viral proteins and genes, which makes it more likely to trigger a robust immune response, according to a news release from UW-Madison.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -- 03/30/2015