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.

Take this week's quiz
View the quiz archive

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

This Week's lesson:
Iran and Israel trade attacks in Syria

Click here to take the quiz

Click here for the quiz archive

This Week's lesson:

When the earth erupts: Hawaiian emergency shows a volcano's awesome power

Daily scenes from what's called the Big Island of Hawaii are like something from a science fiction film. Super-hot rocks are spit hundreds of feet above ground. Toxic smoke darkens the sky and drops ash as though it were powdery rain. Glowing la...

Click here to read more

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

 Elementary (K-4)
 Middle (5-8)
 Secondary (9-12)

This Week's lesson:

Atlas the robot goes out for a run

Robotic design company Boston Dynamics has improved its signature humanoid robot. Atlas is now running — and it looks more agile than some older versions.  Last week, the company released new video of its Atlas robot performing various tasks and goin...

View this week's new video!

Brought to you by NBC Learn in celebration of National Women’s History Month.

Click here to view the entire series

This Week's lesson:

Should Trump testify in Russia probe?

Click here to download this lesson

Click here for over 200 archived lessons

This week's word in the news: RATIONING


Restricting the consumption of a scarce commodity, provisions or food.

Unable to afford coverage of his own, he had begun rationing diabetes medication because he couldn’t pay for the $1,300 refill.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 05/14/2018

 Elementary School     Middle School     High School

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.

Listen now

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

View this week in history

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.

Click here for activities