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Complete Sixth Grade
Sustainability Curriculum

Publix Super Markets, Inc. has joined efforts with FPES (Florida Press Educational Services) to bring this program to sixth grade students. This FREE NIE Program will show your sixth grade students how to become responsible members of the planet, and to respect all of the resources that it has to offer.


Flip Chart for Interactive White Boards
Note: Only classrooms with white boards will be able to run this file.

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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: Wealthy politicians out of touch?

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There are more than 180 lessons archived for your use

Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.


Daily Science Webcasts

Passing Disease - Water

Virtually everything we do to transform a landscape impacts the quality of our water.
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-- Jul 10, 2014

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

Surprise: Some Facebook users were in an experiment they didn’t know about

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive

Costa Rican leader bans 'presidential cult'

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

USA Weekend Teacher Guides

New Teacher's Guides are available every Monday, complete with monthly themes highlighted in a weekly lesson and a monthly activity sheet.

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People Prefer Electric Shocks To Thinking Alone, Says Study

Discussion prompts & video archive.

NIE Special Report

Back by popular demand

Children's book authors share their writing experience to help students learn more about the craft and techniques of creative writing.

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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.

Click here to join the hunt today!

This week's word in the news: MANIPULATION

The act of managing or influencing skillfully, especially in an unfair manner.

MENLO PARK -- Fueling more debate over a controversial experiment, Facebook acknowledged Tuesday that its official data-use policy didn't specifically list "research" among the ways that members' information might be used at the time it was conducting a study to see how some users' emotions were affected by subtle manipulation of their news feeds.
San Jose Mercury News -- 07/07/2014