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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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Download a lesson based on political cartoons and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format)

This week's lesson: Trump agrees to meet N. Korea’s Kim

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

U.S. and others explore ways to reduce space clutter that poses risks in orbit

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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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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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Finland is rated the happiest while U.S. grows sadder

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Brought to you by NBC Learn in celebration of National Women’s History Month.

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


This week's word in the news: REPRIEVE

A respite from impending punishment, as from execution of a sentence of death.

Officials and administration supporters argue that programs designed to be short-lived reprieves had remained in place for years or even decades after the upheavals that first triggered them, in some cases shielding people who came illegally or overstayed visas.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 03/19/2018