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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: Who pays for corporate mistakes?

The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return with the September 14 lesson!

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

‘The Martian’ movie and a real-life NASA discovery put Mars in the news

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


Daily Science Webcasts

Volunteer Tourism

Volunteer tourism is becoming an important economic and cultural resource in many countries around the world.
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-- Oct 13, 2015

Professional women's hockey league opens up play

Discussion prompts & video archive.

Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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Violence intensifies in Israel

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Thinking about how you think can become confusing, making the brain one of the most complicated organs to study. NBC Learn’s eight-part video series on the brain is divided into easily-understood concepts, which together create a broader view of how versatile and mysterious the human brain can be.

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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: RELENTLESS

Unyielding in severity or strictness. Steady and persistent; unremitting.

Opposition research is as old as politics, but the practice has become increasingly agile and relentless in the 2016 cycle, spurred by advances in video live-streaming and capturing software, the accessibility of public records online, the rise of social media and the news media’s appetite for content and conflict.
The Miami Herald -- 10/12/2015