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Web-based Competition to Increase STEM Literacy
Are you enthusiastic about STEM? eCYBERMISSION, an Army Educational Outreach Program, is a free web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6–9. The program is committed to answering the nation’s need for increased national STEM literacy and expanding STEM education opportunities across the country to open doors to new career paths for American students that lead to a brighter tomorrow. eCYBERMISSION is looking for educators interested in STEM to create teams of students. Register and complete your teams by November 21, and your students will receive a FREE STEM Kit. Visit ecybermission.com to learn more and register today.
Lessons for Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda
The Mind Over Media web platform provides an opportunity for students aged 13 and up to explore the subject of contemporary propaganda by hosting thousands of examples of 21st-century propaganda from around the world.
Scientific and Information Literacy Developed Through Gameplay
Vital Signs is a story-based literacy game from Classroom, Inc. that has students take on the role of a medical director at a family clinic. Students contend with the daily challenges of a doctor: seeing patients, staying on top of community issues, and running an office.