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Five things your class should know on the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing

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World War II, Atomic bomb mushroom clouds over Hiroshima (left) and Nagasaki (right), August 1945, Japan. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)  …read more

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The science of caffeine — Class Activity

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By Gabby Shacknai Millions of Americans use caffeine, the world’s most popular drug, every day to boost their energy. Caffeine can produce heightened brain activity,…read more

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Resources for teaching the March on Washington

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August 28, 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s famed “I Have a Dream” speech. This anniversary presented…read more

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Need-to-know: Extra’s top summer stories

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This summer saw constant breaking news around the globe. Check out Extra’s top summer stories below, with links to more information on these stories, discussion…read more

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News quiz: How much do you know about this school year’s biggest stories?

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A lot has happened in the world since the end of the last school year. With summer vacation just around the corner, test your knowledge of the past year’s biggest news stories. Continue reading

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