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Make Kids Count is a program designed to utilize newspapers as instructional tools in the classroom: promoting literacy, intellectual growth, and exposure to current events. Newspapers like the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal collaborate with local schools and NIE to distribute teaching materials, newsletters, training materials, educational supplements, ideas for expanding curriculum, and more.

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Thousands flee killer wildfires in California

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.

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The Green Room: Conservation for the Classroom offers lessons from the National Wildlife Federation to educate and inspire people to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat

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Today's word: incompetence
Definition: Lack of ability or capacity. Lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications.
NASA's Space Place is a monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students
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Think you know football? Ok, what's a prolate spheroid? This 10-part video series focuses on the science behind NFL football.

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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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Thousands flee killer wildfires in California

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Democracy in action: Voters change the political balance in Congress for two years

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A second look at Second Amendment?

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

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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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This week's word in the news: INCOMPETENCE

DEFINITION:
Lack of ability or capacity. Lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Florida ? forever the land of hanging chads, marred by the stain of electoral incompetence ? found itself Saturday embroiled in a recount lollapalooza that recalled the presidential limbo of 18 years ago that made the state a national joke.
The Palm Beach Post -- 11/12/2018


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