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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: Did Melania Trump plagiarize speech?

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


Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine, her ticket mate, are in Democratic convention spotlight this week

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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Daily Science Webcasts


Earthquake Prediction

Although we can't pinpoint precisely when and where earthquakes will occur, we can still be prepared for them.
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-- Jul 25, 2016




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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Failed coup stirs fears of strongman president in Turkey

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

A new lesson from the Fighting With Food project guides middle and high school students through the chemistry of how metals get into water, the toxicity of lead, and how nutrition can help combat the health effects of lead exposure.

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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: SICKOUT

DEFINITION:
A joint action by a group of employees claiming illness and not reporting for work in order to force the granting of certain demands; specif., such an action by a group forbidden by law to strike.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Detroit Public Schools will not be on the hook to pay more than $300,000 in legal fees to sue two teachers for what the district claims was their roles in instigating massive teacher sickouts earlier in the year.
The Detroit News -- 07/25/2016