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28 Aug 1963, Washington, DC, USA --- Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. waves to participants in the Civil Rights Movement's March on Washington from the Lincoln Memorial. It was from this spot that he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963. --- Image by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS

Lively Lessons: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lively Lessons: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to your classroom with these resources from Discovery Education Streaming. Dr. King was a pastor who led and inspired millions in the fight for equal rights. Dr. King advocated peaceful methods of resistance to unfair laws, such as boycotting buses that forced African Americans to ride separately and leading a march to Washington, D.C., to call for jobs and freedom for all. Though King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, his message of freedom and equality lives on.

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Discovery Education January Newsletter

Discovery Education’s January Newsletter features more on notable anniversaries, commemorations, and observations of the lives and work of people who have made a difference in the world, as well as new opportunities for students to engage and be part of big ideas and progress, including cancer and genetics research with Decoding Cancer, and programs to help bring their ideas to life with 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

The "Stone of Hope" sculpture of Martin Luther King (R) by Chinese artist Lei Yixin is seen infront of the "Mountain of Despair" on August 22, 2011 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC. The memorial is the first on the National Mall to honor an African-American and the first to honor a person who did not serve as president.      AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lively Lessons: Change Makers

The month of January marks many notable anniversaries, commemorations, and observations of the lives and work of people who have made a difference in the world.

All month, Discovery Education will be highlighting content and strategies for acknowledging these change-makers, as well as providing opportunities for students to consider how they can make a difference in their communities and their world.

This week’s Lively Lesson prompts students to understand the motivations behind change makers and to begin identifying commonalities in their lives and work.

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Lively Lessons: Bustin’ Tree Myths

Students evaluate the MythBusters’ methods as they test different home remedies for keeping Christmas trees healthy and green.

The Lively Lessons blog series provides timely Discovery Education content, strategies, and lesson plan ideas every Sunday.

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Discovery Education December Newsletter

Discovery Education’s December Newsletter features more on the global, collaborative Celebration Project, updated Board Builder graphics, and exciting opportunities for students like EA SPORTS Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers and exploring the importance of biodiversity.

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Archive Available: Racing Extinction #StartWith1Thing

Take your students on an inspirational journey from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo to explore the science behind anthropogenic mass extinction and meet those dedicating their lives to saving species and transforming communities along the way. From whale sharks to golden lion tamarins to scarlet macaws, your classroom will get an insider’s view of cutting-edge conservation

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Lively Lesson: Frontloading for Racing Extinction

Join us live from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on November 18 at 1 PM ET for the Racing Extinction Virtual Field Trip to learn why most biologists believe one-half of Earth’s higher life forms will be extinct by 2100, why it’s important to address this loss of biodiversity, and what can be done to prevent

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