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Big Idea #1 - Why grumpy teenagers won't talk to their parents

Do you ever wonder why some messages and announcements sent home with teenagers never make it to their parents? By the end of the school day, most teenagers just don't want to talk to their parents, especially the grumpy ones. Read the article about the reasons why grumpy (and other) teenagers don't want to talk to their parents and ways to get them to open up.

Big Idea #2 - Blending Science with Computer Science

Science and computer science are often taught independent of one another. One author thinks the two should be taught together, as both subjects have data to analyze and models/simulations to create. Read the article to learn why she thinks the two could (and should) be taught together. 

Big Idea #3 - New Resource for Materials on American Indians

The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian has a new website, Native Knowledge 360°, that includes lesson plans and other educational materials for teachers. The museum also has its own Essential Understandings. Visit the museum's website to view the Essential Understandings and other resources available from the museum.

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