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

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Trump decision on Jerusalem sparks protests

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Tech and electronic gifts: See what's new and imaginative for this month’s holidays

Parents and other relatives shopping for holiday season presents that you'll enjoy more than a few weeks or even months can pick from new tech gadgets and electronic diversions. Choices get cooler and more interactive each year. Popular categori...

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For the first time since 1980, NASA activated the backup thrusters on Voyager 1 in a bid to extend the spacecraft’s life an extra two to three years by pointing its antenna at Earth. The craft has traveled 13 billion miles since it was launched in 1977 to explore the giant planets of our outer solar system. It  is the only human-made object in interstellar space, the environment between the stars.

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This 2nd installment completes the 20-part series and continues the exploration of aviation technology and the social impact of war on our nation and the world.

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Russia banned from Winter Olympics

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This week's word in the news: DRACONIAN

DEFINITION:

Rigorous; unusually severe or cruel.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
There are no proposals on the table to make draconian cuts or to make every American pay a fee or tax.
The Chicago Tribune -- 12/11/2017

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

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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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