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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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France drops fuel tax hike amid 'yellow vest' protests

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: ensemble
Definition: A group of things or people acting or taken together as a whole, especially a group of musicians who regularly play together.
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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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:



France drops fuel tax hike amid 'yellow vest' protests

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Here’s why you'll hear more about 'smart cities' and may live in one now

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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Can a tweet really cost billions?

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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: ENSEMBLE

DEFINITION:
A group of things or people acting or taken together as a whole, especially a group of musicians who regularly play together.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It was a Sunday afternoon at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and the local chamber music ensemble Mistral was in the middle of a concert titled “The Walk to the Paradise Garden.”
The Boston Globe -- 12/10/2018


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