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Calendar of Cool: John T. Scopes Born

Calendar of Cool: John T. Scopes Born

On August 3, 1900, John T. Scopes was born. He became a biology teacher in Tennesee and was accused of teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. Scopes violated a state law barring the teaching of any theory that countered the Bible’s story of creation. The 1925 “Scopes Monkey Trial,” pitting prosecutor William Jennings Bryan against defense attorney Clarence

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DE Essentials Presents: Board Builder Collaboration!

Discovery Education has recently made a big change to one of our most popular features: it’s now possible for users to collaborate on Board Builders!   These new sharing features allow teachers to view and make edits to their own copy of other users’ Board Builders, meaning that they can build on other teachers’ work

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Fun Fact Friday: Mount Rushmore

Did you know that when Mount Rushmore was originally planned, the sculpture was intended to depict the presidents all the way down to their waists?? It’s true! The monument, featuring the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, was carved by Gutzon Borglum and 400 other workers, working under Borglum’s direction.

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Fun Fact Friday: Sharks

PHOTO CREDIT: TERRY GROSS Did you know that sharks don’t get cavities? It’s true! It’s Shark Week, the perfect time to highlight some fun facts about sharks! Shark teeth are actually coated in flouride. Some species of shark have a pecking order, and eat from smallest to largest. Sharks can track their prey by its

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Fun Fact Friday: One Adorable Octopus

(Photo: MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM RESEARCH INSTITUTE) Did you know that scientists have recently discovered what they believe to be a new species of octopus, and it’s so cute that they’re seriously considering naming it Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis? It’s true! This adorable little lady, whose webbed tentacles make it appear almost as if she’s wearing a skirt,

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