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Only about one in 100 million lobsters are albino - lacking in colored pigments. These are also referred to as "white" or "crystal" lobsters due to their metallic appearance. every freakin' day i learn something better about lobsters!

5 Games to make Geography Exciting! Spaghetti geography! Perfect for geography review and/or homeschooling. From blessedbeyondcrazy.com

5 Games to make Geography Exciting!

Hands on Geography learning suggestions including spaghetti geography, target practice geography, and dough mapping

Precision Agriculture: almost 20% increase in income possible from smart farming - See more at: http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/precision-agriculture-almost-20-increase-income-possible-smart-farming#sthash.KKZws39n.dpuf

Precision Agriculture: almost increase in income possible from smart farming

Free template for students to use with any article in order to prepare them to SHARE a CURRENT EVENT article with the classroom!

This worksheet would be good to pair with an article from one of the child friendly news websites so that they are able to share a current event article with the classroom!

School board debates expense - THonline.com: Tri-state News: dubuque senior high school, kace networks, dubuque, iowa, geography of the united states

School board debates expense - THonline.com: Tri-state News: dubuque senior high school, kace networks, dubuque, iowa, geography of the united states

Looking for ways to work news into your classroom curriculum? Check out these great ideas for connecting current events to all subjects.

25 ideas for teaching current events - I like the "create historical newspaper" one utilizing 5 Ws especially when I run out of warm ups and bell ringers.

How to Teach Geography with Continent Boxes, DIY Montessori Continent Boxes, A multi-sensory approach to learning with kids, Multi-Culture ideas with kids

How to Teach Geography with Continent Boxes

How to Teach Geography with Continent Boxes, DIY Montessori Continent Boxes, A multi-sensory approach to learning with kids, Multi-Culture ideas with kids. I think these would be awesome in a grade geography class.

A high school teacher is on a mission to make world news and geopolitics relevant to his students through a Fantasy Football-inspired game.

Spice up your social studies lessons with gaming - A high school teacher is on a mission to make world news and geopolitics relevant to his students through a Fantasy Football-inspired game. via Mashable

Shisima - An Easy & Cool Math Game for Kids from Kenya - at B-Inspired Mama

Shisima - A Cool Math Game from Kenya

This cool DIY math game craft from Kenya is great for learning strategy and will give your children a taste of Kenyan culture. Operation Blessing is honored to work among the people of Kenya bringing humanitarian aid.

‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ [Illustration] | Geeks are Sexy Technology News

'The Universal Declaration of Human Rights' [Illustration]

Infographic of Maine Facts not sure why Bangor isn't listed as a major city.

Infographic of Maine Facts not sure why Bangor isn't listed as a major city. Could be used to simulate Community of Place for grade geography objectives.

Free United States Bingo Game Printables

Free United States Bingo Game Printables

Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: United States BINGO Game, play it in the car on a trip, or when learning states and capitals

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: North & Central America from Starts At Eight

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: Students can use this printable to activate background knowledge about the geography of North America before we talk about westward expansion.

Most religious places in the world and what they're practicing--Middle East and Central Asia

These Are The Most Religious Places In The World — And What They're Practicing

This site is loaded with information from U.S. and world history to geography to current events to timelines. It is a great social studies resource!

This site is loaded with information from U. and world history to geography to current events to timelines. It is a great social studies resource or for teaching nonfiction reading.

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