Category Archives: U.S.

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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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Memorial Day celebrates those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country

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For many, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer, but it is also a time when many Americans reflect on the sacrifices of members of…read more

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