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#CelebrateWithDE – Thanksgiving

#CelebrateWithDE – Thanksgiving

Giving thanks is a timeless act, but the Thanksgiving holiday has a history that includes many true and tall tales. Take some time this year to let your students learn one of the classic stories of an early Thanksgiving feast shared by the Wampanoag and the Pilgrims. Featured Resources Content Collection: Thanksgiving Discovery Education Streaming

Classroom Resources – Agricultural Careers

In preparation for the Future Farmers of America Virtual Viewing Party on November 14, 2017, encourage your students to expand their career aspirations to combine their interest in animals with careers in agriculture. Whether your students are interested in hands-on animal care, animal research, the development of technology for agriculture, or something else, it’s never

#CelebrateWithDE – Healthy Living

Help your students succeed by underscoring the importance of eating nutritious food as a way to stay healthy. From kindergarten to high school, students need information and time to develop good habits as they learn to make more and more choices for themselves. By providing engaging resources and opportunities for open discussion, you can help

#CelebrateWithDE – Veterans Day

Join Discovery Education for our Veterans Day Virtual Viewing Party this Thursday, November 9, 2017. In addition to the planned activities around the event, give your students a special view into the history of our nation’s efforts to honor and remember our veterans in all conflicts. These collected resources are a sampling of addresses given

#CelebrateWithDE – Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time ends on November 5, 2017 when we change the clocks back. Get a jump start on the change by taking some time to consider…time. The resources in this post focus on time management, but you could also study the history of the practice which involves that most interesting of characters, Benjamin Franklin,

#CelebrateWithDE – National Bison Day

On November 4, 2017, celebrate the Bison: the national mammal of the United States thanks to President Obama’s official designation in 2016. On this day, we recognize the magnificence and significance of the bison, also known as the buffalo, in regards to our environment, economy, and history. Featured Resource United States: Official National Mammal (Canadian

Can Math Save Us From the Zombie Apocalypse?

Can your students mitigate the terrifying possibility of a zombie apocalypse with math skills? This Halloween, help your students develop math skills – and their BRAINS… BRAINS… BRAINS – with these fun zombie problems. These problems will let students’ imaginations wander while they simultaneously concentrate on factors and ratios. Right BRAIN / left BRAIN –

Resources for Red Ribbon Week: October 23-31

A week dedicated to educating youth and encouraging participation in drug prevention activities, the Red Ribbon Campaign is October 23-31, 2017. From resources for discussing difficult topics to a live virtual field trip in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Discovery Education has modern resources to raise awareness of the impact of drugs and alcohol

#CelebrateWithDE – Halloween

Once upon a Monday dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and overdone lesson of Halloween lore— Halloween approaches. Give your students the treat of a little Halloween history and the treat of spooky stories. No tricks, here. Featured Resource Content Collection: Halloween Discovery Education Streaming Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12,

Fall VirtCon 2017 – Final Countdown

Discovery Education Fall VirtCon 2017 In just a few short days, we’ll be gathering together once again to share with you Fall VirtCon. This annual conference taking place on Saturday, October 21 provides educators the chance to learn from some outstanding presenters throughout the day. This year, VirtCon is focused on three simple but important

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