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Here are the latest content additions on the DiscoverySchool site. Bookmark the Teacher Channel for creative curriculum resources.
Each Assignment Discovery broadcast is accompanied by comprehensive lesson plans complete with Academic Standards. Try this wonderful lesson plan for next Wednesday's broadcast on Assignment Discovery, "The Eye: Stucture and Function." Immerse your students in a terrific learning experience they will never forget. Go to the  DiscoverySchool.Com web site 
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THE EYE: Structure and Function
Each Assignment Discovery broadcast is accompanied by comprehensive lesson plans complete with Academic Standards. Try this wonderful lesson plan for next Wednesday's broadcast on Assignment Discovery, "The Eye: Stucture and Function." Immerse your students in a terrific learning experience they will never forget. 

In the online store:
Explore daily life of the average Roman and the average Egyptian with our new Ancient Culture titles: The Hidden Hidden History of Egypt #770206, and The Hidden History of the Roman Empire #770198. Visit the Discovery School Teacher Store and enhance your curriculum resources with a wealth of award-winning videos, CDs. and student learning packs complete with worksheets. 

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Next Week on Assignment Discovery

Find out what kind of care—or repair—the body needs to maintain good health and function in extreme conditions. Learn the symptoms of depression, the basics of addiction, and the triggers of headaches; discover what goes on in the digestive system and all about weight control.
Airs: Week of December 23-27 on the Discovery Channel

Depression is a clinical condition that affects kids, teens, and adults. So how do you know if your sadness is more than just "the blues"? Learn how to identify the symptoms of depression and avoid behaviors that may bring it on. And find out about therapies and medication that
successfully treat depression. Airs: Monday 12/23/02

We've all experienced them, but what happens in the brain when a head aches? Learn how tension, dehydration, bright lights, and allergies can trigger a headache. Find out about pain medications available to headache sufferers. And learn when your headache warrants a trip to the doctor.  Airs: Monday 12/23/02

Weight Control
It's fair to say that food is an American obsession: At least 100 million Americans are overweight, and many others suffer from eating disorders. Learn about fat, nutrition, diet, and exercise. Discover how fats and sugars contribute to weight gain, what happens in your body when you ingest too much fat, and why you should drive by that drive-through window. 
Airs: Tuesday 12/24/02
The Digestive System
Why in the world does your body need 24 feet of intestines? Here's a chance to find out. Tour the digestive tract and learn how the esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines work. Find out what causes gas, cramps, constipation, heartburn, ulcers, lactose intolerance,
and…diarrhea. Airs: Tuesday 12/24/02

The Musculoskeletal System
Muscles, bones, joints, and tendons work in concert to create precise movements, whether you're a trained acrobat or a pinball wizard. Discover how the skeletal system shapes and protects the body: Learn how muscles support it, which bones are the strongest, and why the knee is the most complex joint in your body.  Airs: Wednesday 12/25/02

The Eye: Structure and Function
It is a window to our emotions, and some say, to the soul. Explore the complexities of the human eye. Learn how its delicate mechanisms—eyelids, lashes, cornea, pupil, iris, and even tears—help us perceive the world. Airs: Wednesday 12/25/02

In the United States, 50 million people are addicted to cigarettes and 14 million to alcohol. Learn the basics of addiction: how it starts, the role of genetics, and how drugs and alcohol harm body systems. Also, discover how addiction affects brain chemistry, and how the body reacts to
detoxification.  Airs: Thursday 12/26/02

Body Story: Trauma
The human body is an amazing machine, able to repair itself under most circumstances. What if those injuries are severe or go undetected by medical professionals? Learn how healing becomes a team effort on the parts of the patient and the doctors. Airs: Thursday 12/26/02

Body Systems: Surviving Extremes
Humans continue to push the limits of experience and exploration: Divers descend, mountaineers ascend, and astronauts soar. Learn the physical toll these conditions—high altitude, zero gravity, and water pressure—take on body systems. See how doctors struggle to find new ways to treat
them. Airs: Friday 12/27/02

Assignment Discovery airs weekdays at 9 a.m. ET/PT, 8 a.m. CT, and 10 a.m. MT. Each program is copyright cleared for classroom use for one year. For a wealth of related lesson plans and classroom resources for Assignment Discovery go to:

Next Week on TLC Elementary School
Math: Money and Time
"When are we gonna use math anyway?" If you've heard that before, here is a video with irrefutable evidence that we use math every day-whether counting our change, changing an appointment, or balancing our checkbooks. Airs: Friday 12/27/02 on The Learning Channel

From September to June, TLC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL will air on The Learning Channel Fridays at 8:30 am ET/PT; 7:30 am CT; 9:30 am MT. Commercial-free broadcasts may be used in the classroom for two years from the last air date.

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