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The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in your school!

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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We the People: Constitution Tour™

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Drone strikes hit major oil sites in Saudi Arabia

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: continuum
Definition: Something that changes in character gradually or in very slight stages without any clear dividing points.
NASA's Space Place is a monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students
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In honor of Constitution Week, “We the People” delves into the living history and modern-day implications of the formative document with a five-part video series.

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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:



Drone strikes hit major oil sites in Saudi Arabia

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Apple launches the iPhone 11 with three lenses, 'slofies' and a price surprise

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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Mixing images, messages of danger

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Daily Science Webcasts


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: CONTINUUM

DEFINITION:
Something that changes in character gradually or in very slight stages without any clear dividing points.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Instead, climate breakdown exists on a continuum where every 10th of a degree of additional heating means more death and suffering.
The Los Angeles Times -- 09/16/2019


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