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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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Dutch court rules on a massacre in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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: jihad
Definition: An Arabic word meaning striving or struggling. In Islam, it is “striving in the path of God.” It is often used to refer to a "holy war" or a vigorous campaign against perceived foes.
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“Discovering You,” is an original video series celebrating the careers of engineers who are inspiring the next generation. The 20-part series, complete with tailored lesson plans, will roll out every Monday with 5 new videos over the next 4 weeks.

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



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



Dutch court rules on a massacre in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

From labs to plates: Taste-fooling burgers with no meat and ‘seafood’ without fish

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Is Big Pharma acting unethically?

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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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NASA's Night Sky Network

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students (Updated Monthly)

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This week's word in the news: JIHAD

DEFINITION:
An Arabic word meaning striving or struggling. In Islam, it is “striving in the path of God.” It is often used to refer to a "holy war" or a vigorous campaign against perceived foes.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Top leaders of the Illinois Republican Party launched an effort at damage control Sunday after a social media post echoed President Donald Trump’s criticism of four Democratic congresswoman and went further, referring to them in a movie-type poster of being a “jihad squad” and contending they believe any criticism is racist.
The Chicago Tribune -- 07/22/2019


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