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

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Jordan’s king signals end to royal family feud

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Record surge of children crossing U.S. border poses big test for President Biden

You've likely seen heart-wrenching coverage of migrant youngsters streaming across the Mexican border into Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California. Now wrap your brain around these astonishing numbers: In March, the U.S. government picked up n...

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

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Ash fell like snow on Caribbean island after eruptions

There has been another "explosive event" at a volcano on the Caribbean island of St Vincent, with power outages and water supplies cut off. The La Soufrière volcano first erupted on Friday, blanketing the island in a layer of ash and forcing some 16,...

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Help students better understand the science behind how vaccines are developed and work within the body with We Engage 4 Health’s comic-style story complete with hands on activities for all age levels

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Should CEOs shut up, but pay up?

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This week's word in the news: EXCESSIVE

DEFINITION:

Going beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree; characterized by excess.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Officers who use excessive force will face additional criminal penalties, including up to 10 years in prison.
The Baltimore Sun -- 04/12/2021

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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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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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