1. Mousey Monday – Toyota Teen Driver School Sweeps

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                      Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! Discovery Education and Toyota are currently running the Toyota Teen Driver School Sweeps! According to the National Safety Council, the first year a teen gets their license will be one of the most dangerous years of their […]

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    On this day… The first recorded sighting of the aurora borealis took place in New England on December 11, 1719. While the aurora borealis had been observed much, much earlier than 1719 by the native peoples in Canada and Alaska, it was a new and unexplained phenomenon for the English settlers in New England. The […]

  3. Mousey Monday – White Elephant

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                      Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! Our Discovery Education team has an upcoming White Elephant Holiday Party this Friday, December 14. The White Elephant Holiday Party is primarily known in North America. The purpose of the party is to entertain rather than to […]

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    Edison phonograph

    On this day… In 1877, Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, a device used for the recording and reproduction of sound recordings. While it was originally stated that Edison had tested his invention on August 12, 1877, most historians believe it happened a few months later, as Edison didn’t file for a patent until December 24, […]

  5. Mousey Monday – December Zodiac

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                          Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! We are two days into December, less than a month away from 2014! December is one of the seven months with 31 days. December’s Zodiac signs are Sagittarius (birthdays up to December 21) and Capricorn […]

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    On this day…   Anders Celsius, a Swedish astronomer, physicist, and mathematician, was born on November 27, 1701. Celsius is best known for the temperature scale that bears his surname, the Celsius temperature scale.   Anders Celsius chose to pursue a career in science at an early age, as he was the son of an […]

  7. Movember

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    Movember, or No-Shave November, is an annual event in November in which men grow moustaches (or facial hair, in general) to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer. The idea is to raise awareness by letting your hair, which many cancer patients lose, grow wild and free. Oftentimes, people will donate the […]

  8. Mousey Monday – How the Earth Works

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                          Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! Discovery Education is always adding new and fresh content for our users! Our recent series addition called How the Earth Works is exclusive to our Discovery Education users and comes from Discovery’s Science Channel. The […]

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    On this day…   The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a national memorial in Washington, D.C., was established on November 13, 1982. It pays tribute to the U.S. service members who fought in the Vietnam War, those who lost their lives in service, and service members who were Missing In Action during the War.   The memorial […]

  10. Mousey Monday – Veterans Day

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                      Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! More importantly, happy Veterans Day! Veterans Day is an official federal holiday in the United States that honors those who have served in armed service, known as veterans. The day was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the […]

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    Basketball's Inventor Dr. Naismith

    On this day…   Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, was born on November 6, 1861. Dr. Naismith, a Canadian-born teacher and coach, invented basketball while teaching physical education at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass.    Dr. Naismith was born near Almonte, Ontario, Canada and attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, studying […]

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    John Adams

    On this day… John Adams, the second president of the United States, was born on October 30, 1735. Before serving as President, Adams earlier served twice as the first Vice President of the United States. Prior to his time in office, Adams made name for himself as a political philosopher and outspoken independent mind. John […]

  13. Mousey Monday – National Prohibition Act

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                          Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! On this Day in 1919, US Congress passed the National Prohibition Act, known also as the Volstead Act, which established prohibition in the United States. This meant that the production, transportation and sale of alcohol […]

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    Apple iPod

    On this day… On October 23rd, 2001, Apple released the first line of iPods, offering “1,000 songs in your pocket.” The iPod is a line of portable media players designed and created by Apple Inc. The first iPod was released about 8 months after the release of the Macintosh version of iTunes, Apple’s media player […]

  15. Mousey Monday – Discovery Education Student Advisory Board

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                              Attention all high school students with active Discovery Education accounts, the deadline for joining the Discovery Education Student Advisory Board for the 2013-2014 school year is October 25, 2013, Friday! The Discovery Education Student Advisory Board is composed of students from around […]

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    Noah Webster

    On this day… Today, October 16th, is recognized as National Dictionary Day, in honor of the birthday of Noah Webster. Noah Webster, a lexicographer, political writer, editor, and author, was born on October 16th, 1758. Webster studied law at Yale, and passed the bar in 1781. However, with the Revolutionary War in full swing, he […]

  17. Mousey Monday – A Virtual Field Trip from the Museum of Science

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                        Mousey is tuning in LIVE on Thursday October 17, 2013, at 1:00pm ET to join us from the Museum of Science in Boston, one of our nation’s premier informal learning institutions. http://siemensstemacademy.com/index.cfm?event=showWebinarLanding&c=30 Register here: https://mosbostonma.eventbrite.com/ This event will explore the natural and human-made world through […]

  18. Fun Fact Friday: DEN VirtCon

    Did you know that the DEN VirtCon is coming up soon? The Discovery Educator Network Fall VirtCon will be taking place on October 19th from 9am to 4pm ET. This is one of Discovery Education’s annual flagship community events, and typically has more than 2500 educators from all around the world attend! This is a […]