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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: What threatens the world most?

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


Millions of miles from Earth, a U.S. spacecraft orbits Mars to explore its atmosphere

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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Daily Science Webcasts


Hindukush Beekeeping - The Bee Project

Hindukush beekeepers benefit from the knowledge of an international bee farming project.
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-- Oct 2, 2014



'Daily Show' Joke Has One Direction Fans Terrorizing Twitter

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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Pro-democracy protests draw tens of thousands in Hong Kong

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

NIE Special Report


Who doesn’t like to eat?

Turn the fun of food into a great science experience to start off the school year using a new science content reading Is there a gene for liking broccoli? and an accompanying activity Taste this!

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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: DYSFUNCTIONAL 

DEFINITION:
Abnormal or impaired functioning, especially of a bodily system or social group.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Here’s the genesis of gridlock and dysfunctional government: A trio of Republican candidates for the state House has delivered a manifesto demanding no compromise or consensus building with Democrats in the next term.
The Detroit News -- 09/29/2014