Updated every Monday

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

This Week's lesson:
China’s “zero-Covid” strategy targets hamsters

Click here to take the quiz

Click here for the quiz archive


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

 Elementary (K-4)
 Middle (5-8)
 Secondary (9-12)

This Week's lesson:

Noisy, polluting gas leaf blowers provoke bans, which the District of Columbia now has

A law that took effect this month in the District of Columbia earns attention beyond its 68 square miles. Gas-powered leaf blowers can't be sold or used there anymore under a ban passed in 2018 by council members. (Quieter, environmental-friendl...

Click here to read more


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

View this week in history


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.

Listen now




Kid Scoop
⇒ For Teachers
⇒ For Parents
⇒ For Kids
 
This Week's lesson:

FBI warns about thieves using QR codes to steal your data


Quick Response codes, better known as QR codes, are a convenient way for businesses to get you to visit their websites, download their apps or make payments. But the FBI says fake QR codes can be used to embed malware onto a victim's phone, giving a ...

View this week's new video!


This week's word in the news: CREST

DEFINITION:

To come or rise to the highest point/

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It’s the first time that weekly cases have fallen since the omicron variant first was detected in Florida on Dec. 7, suggesting that the omicron wave may have crested.
The Tampa Bay Times -- 01/24/2022

CREATE YOUR OWN VOCABULARY QUIZ
 Elementary School
 Middle School
 High School


 

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.

Take this week's quiz
View the quiz archive


PDF lessons created by The Learning Forum


This Week's lesson:

Have anti-vax claims become silly?

Click here to download this lesson

Click here for over 200 archived lessons


The news media shape how we see and understand the world around us. With its new video series, NBCU Academy takes a deep dive into what it means to be in a journalist today, how the industry is evolving, and how the next generation can help.

Click here to view this week's video

NASA's Night Sky Network

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

Click here to read this month's column