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Resources to help you put the Gainesville Times to work in your classroom

How well do you keep up with the world around you? Take this week’s quiz to test your knowledge of recent national and world events.

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Part of rancher John R. Erickson's Hank the Cowdog book series, this 12-week, chapter story follows Hank as he nudges bachelor cowboy Slim into asking Miss Viola to the dance––or maybe he'll just take Viola himself!

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


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Face masks about health or politics?

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Bay of Bengal spawns another deadly cyclone

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

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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: CONTAGIOUS

DEFINITION:
Capable of being transmitted by bodily contact with an infected person or object. Tending to spread from person to person.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"We’re dealing here with a highly contagious and often fatal disease for which there presently is no known cure."
The Los Angeles Times -- 05/25/2020



Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Daily Science Audio webcasts: An exclusive partnership with Pulse of the Planet, updated daily with two-minute sound portraits of Planet Earth. Tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sounds.

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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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NASA's Night Sky Network

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students (Updated Monthly)

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