Social studies instructors know why understanding the foundations of civic life is important. But demonstrating that to students isn’t always easy. Our new white paper, “Developing Responsible Citizens with Social Studies Techbook,” examines research-based classroom practices to show how modern social studies instruction that leverages a digital platform can engage students, helping to prepare them
Last year, I wrote a blog post dealing with the use of virtual reality resources to support the instructional process. I started the article with an explanation of the difference between virtual reality and augmented reality, which I feel is important to include again since, this time, the post will be about the use of
By Margaret Ferry The middle school years can be among the toughest for teachers, administrators, and the students themselves. While there’s no easy formula to apply for dealing successfully with this complicated group of adolescents, surviving — and thriving — in the middle school years may lie not in mastering the 3 R’s of reading,
Today’s students will be tomorrow’s reporters. Allowing them the opportunity to explore a period from the past and piece together key people and events from the time, helps students build essential research skills.
Born on June 27, 1880, Helen Keller is known for her determination and accomplishments. An early illness left her deaf and blind, but she went on to great things, including being the first deaf and blind person to earn a B.A. To celebrate her upcoming birthday, encourage your students to learn about her life and
This week’s SOS story comes to us via Jessica Zepik, the DEN Ambassador Lead for South Madison Community Schools in Pendleton, IN. Jessica shared that the South Madison Community Schools Director of Instruction and Staff Development challenged teachers across the district to see which school could have the most participation in this spring’s Discovery Education SOS 6-week challenge. East Elementary won the challenge, and are excited to receive the district reward of funding to go toward developing a Makerspace in their elementary library! Four of the teachers from East Elementary have shared how they used SOS strategies to win this exciting challenge.
World Refugee Day was established in 2000 by the UN General Assembly and is coming up on June 20. It’s a good time to talk to your students about the definition of a refugee and the challenges people throughout time and all around the world have faced when they are forced to leave their homeland.
Stay up-to-date with all the resources, events, programs, and tools – brought to you by your Discovery Education Community. Community Update At-a-Glance Generation Beyond Winners Middle School students were challenged to design a habitation module that would dock with Orion to one day carry astronauts to Mars. Congratulations to this years winners from Edison,
Water, Water, (Challenges) Everywhere… This month we look towards a Glocal (Global & local impact) challenge in society: water. Whether we look at issues with water pollution, access to drinkable water, using water as an energy source, or changing weather patterns; water is impacting us all. The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has declared the
Warming us up for Independence Day every year is the usually quieter celebration of Flag Day, marked in the U.S. on June 14. Symbols are an important part of every culture, and the American flag is one of the most ubiquitous and recognizable symbols in our country. The history and symbolism of the flag are