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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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Caribbean nation of Barbados plans to fire the queen

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: squirm
Definition: To feel or display discomfort or distress, as from reproof, embarrassment, pain, etc. To wriggle or writhe.
NASA's Space Place is a monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students
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The Coronavirus Learning Companion features comic-basis stories and hands-on-activities for all age levels to help better understand the purpose and science behind COVID-19 public health recommendations.

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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:



Caribbean nation of Barbados plans to fire the queen

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

'Notorious R.B.G.:' Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves an inspiring legacy

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Smelly gas a sign of life on Venus?

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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: SQUIRM

DEFINITION:
To feel or display discomfort or distress, as from reproof, embarrassment, pain, etc. To wriggle or writhe.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Trump squirmed Tuesday night when a retired chemical engineer asked him why he hasn’t pushed mask-wearing to slow the spread of coronavirus even as the pandemic death toll nears 200,000 Americans.
New York Daily News -- 09/21/2020


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