ENVIRONMENT New research shows a trend of vultures avoiding Portugal in favor of Spain, and human activity is likely to blame. (BBC) How else are vultures adapting their species ranges? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Portugal is a nice place! Why are vultures avoiding it? Read through the short BBC article for some help. … Continue reading Why Vultures Avoid Portugal
This post was written by Kailyn Bettle, daughter of Kiersten Bettle and a teacher education student at the University of Northern Iowa. Kiersten Bettle, this week’s Educator of the Week, challenges her students to explore the world around them and make connections in science, social studies, and language arts. Kiersten Bettle teaches fourth grade at Roosevelt Elementary School in Mason City, Iowa. Activity: My Backyard: The … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Introducing students to their own backyards
WORLD Leaders of the 22-nation Arab League have agreed to the principle of creating a joint Arab military force. (USA Today) Use our resources to learn more about the Arab League and other international organizations. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map of the Arab League. Discussion Ideas The USA Today … Continue reading Arab League to Create Joint Military Force
FOOD When you bite into a Thin Mint, you probably aren’t wondering where it comes from. (The Girl Scouts, of course.) But wait . . . there are two very different Thin Mints: One is crunchier, more minty. The other is richer with a smooth chocolate coating. Where you buy determines which ones you get. (Los Angeles Times) Can you think of other foods that … Continue reading Would a Samoa by any other Name Be as Sweet?
Baseball season has begun! There’s excitement for this century-old tradition of going to the game, getting a hot dog, and enjoying a day or night of fun. However, something has changed…taking a closer look at regional trends, it seems that baseball food around the country has adapted to fit the palettes of those who desire more to eat than just a hot dog. Don’t get … Continue reading Baseball Dining