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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: Does news media focus on violence?

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


Holiday tech gifts include new phone gadgets, app-driven robot, LEGO Technic, Skylanders tablet game

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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Daily Science Webcasts


Large Numbers

As consumers, are we unconsciously influenced by the size of a number?
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-- Dec 18, 2014



Stephen Colbert's Epic Interview With Smaug The Dragon

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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Ebola wipes out Christmas in Sierra Leone

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: IMPISH

DEFINITION:
Resembling an imp; mischievous.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cocking her head with an impish grin, 6-year-old Francisca Ajtum gives her holiday voice a spin at home in Florida City.
The Miami Herald -- 12/15/2014