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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: Do 'combat police' create respect or fear?

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


Strong arm: Mo’ne Davis, 13, becomes a national baseball star with her blazing fastball

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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Daily Science Webcasts


Big Horn Sheep - Tracking

Field biologist Janene Colby tracks Big Horn Sheep in the sweltering heat of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
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-- Aug 27, 2014



Why Shanghai Subway Passengers Ran Away From Man Who Fainted

Discussion prompts & video archive.


Become a Wildlife Watch Treasure Hunter

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch is a national, nature-watching program created for people of all ages. Through the program, you’ll gain first hand experience with plants and animals in their natural environment and share details that help National Wildlife Federation track the health and behavior of wildlife and plant species nationwide. In return, the Wildlife Watch website keeps you up-to-date on wildlife news and facts, and new ideas for attracting wildlife to your backyard and community.

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Persian Gulf state accused of funding Islamic fighters

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: NOXIOUS

DEFINITION:
Physically harmful or destructive to living beings


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Supporters say a statewide bag ban is needed to wipe out a particularly noxious form of litter that kills marine life in the Pacific Ocean and costs Californians $25 million a year to collect and bury.
The San Jose Mercury-News -- 08/25/2014