Another award? You bet!
Learning magazine has honored Discovery Education with a 2009 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom, recognizing the value of the Planet Earth Education Edition in teaching. Promoting critical thinking and developing a cross-curricular framework for instruction, the Planet Earth Education Edition, and the accompanying resources from Discovery Education, empower educators to connect essential concepts in science, social studies and the humanities.
If you have access to DE streaming Plus, then you already have access to Planet Earth and a plethora of resources. If not, then you can’t go wrong with the award winning DVD set. The Planet Earth Education Edition combines the Planet Earth series from Discovery Channel with a variety of educational resources. The DVD set includes 14 programs chaptered into core-concept clips, including Pole to Pole, Fresh Water, The Future: Saving Species, Deserts and more. In addition, the set includes more than 30 teacher guides spanning grades 3-12. Each guide provides educators with learning objectives, discussion questions, academic standards, and more than 30 writing prompts to spur student creativity. The package also contains 11 animal guides and posters in PDF format, sized for printing on-demand.
“Planet Earth is a stunning documentary, vividly depicting the places, animals and environments that make the natural world just awesome,” said Kelli Campbell, Discovery Education Senior Vice President of Content and Product Development. “Discovery Education is honored that Learning magazine has highlighted the Planet Earth Education Edition with this award.”
Join me in congratulating everyone at Discovery Education who helped create such a valuable resource for teachers and students!