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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: Distant trouble becomes nearby 'crisis'

New! Classroom Caption Contest.
Enter a caption and maybe win a book!

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


Cable TV and dish antennas lose popularity as digital streaming expands

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Sounds of All Saints' Day

A gospel song and a graveyard party: the unique sounds of New Orleans on the Day of the Dead.
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-- Oct 31, 2014



Free Math App Is A Teacher's Worst Nightmare

Discussion prompts & video 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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Gunman attacks Canada's Parliament

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

NIESpecial Report


Science Behind the News

NBC Learn, in partnership with he National Science Foundation, explores the science, technology, engineering and math found in current events. This 7-week series helps connect fundamental STEM topics to real-world news stories.

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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: PALLIATIVE

DEFINITION:
Relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He is receiving palliative care, and doctors have told the former mayor the next step is hospice care.
The Boston Globe -- 10/27/2014