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

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Ecuador declares emergency over Venezuelan migrants at its border

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Tributes to legendary singer Aretha Franklin praise the cultural impact of her half-century career

A celebrity death last week is reported with grand language that fits someone whose nickname starts with a royal title. "Aretha Franklin, universally acclaimed as the 'Queen of Soul' and one of America's greatest singers in any style, died on Th...

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Horror films are a reflection of society's fears

Horror films today are not like the ones that scared our parents or grandparents. The films that scare us today reflect many of the current fears of society – global pandemics, destruction of the environment, crime or racism. Fears of war and nuclear...

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Does the U.S. need a Space Force?

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This week's word in the news: RESERVOIR

DEFINITION:

A natural or artificial place where water is collected and stored for use, especially water for supplying a community, irrigating land, furnishing power, etc.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado River is so strained amid population growth and a climate shift to hotter, drier conditions that federal water managers may declare an unprecedented “shortage” and cut releases from reservoirs.
The Denver Post -- 08/20/2018

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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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