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    How did the police become so militarized?

    In this English lesson plan, your students will read about, discuss, and debate the militarization of police forces across the US. How did police forces acquire so much military equipment and how is it affecting their relationship with local citizens. This topic is very current and the lesson is sure to get your students talking!

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    Why do we waste so much food?

    With famine and droughts increasing around the world, we must ask ourselves how we justify wasting so much food in our daily lives. Our latest Discussion Starter English lesson plan looks at the reality and absurdity of wasting food. This lesson is sure to spark some lively discussions with your students.

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    Are we all addicted to the Internet?

    Many people spend much of their day connected to the Internet, on their phones, computers, tablets, and watches. Is it necessity, habit, addiction, or all of the above? Try our latest Discussion Starter lesson plan on Internet Addiction with your English students this week. We’re sure this topic will spark some lively conversations in your classes.

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A “Firestorm” Over E-Cigarettes

Are e-cigarettes a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes? Should users be allowed to use these devices in public? Get your students talking!

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However: 7 Sentence Positions & 2 Uses

ESL-Library blog: August 27, 2014

However you look at it, "however" is tricky to teach and learn! Our editor explores the two main functions of this word and reviews the various sentence positions and punctuation for each function.

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