Whether you are asking students to analyze a historical photograph, order events in a chronological progression, or compare primary source documents written during a specific time period, teaching social studies means immersing students in learning about people and their relationships with one another and the world. The Spotlight on Strategies (CDN Version) series offers many opportunities for students to investigate different perspectives, explore new ideas, and develop understanding of the progression of events over time.
I am passionate about students using online tools and standalone apps to create. I truly believe creation allows students to showcase how they have turned the content into their own knowledge. Many of these tools require the use of images for creation of the product. These images can be photos taken by the student, drawings
Explore brand new resources added to Discovery Education services this month. Find the full list of newly added resources each month on the New This Month Content Collection. Life of a Can: The Never-Ending Story by Discovery Education Grades: K-5, 6-8 Services: STEM Connect Infographics by SGAP Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Services: Streaming U.S., Social Studies Techbook Growth
There is much to celebrate during Black History Month as we focus on the many accomplishments made by blacks throughout history. We are reminded to take time to remember and learn from struggles, political and social movements, and triumphs over injustice. With the activities and resources below, though, we specifically honor those who led the
Laura Dawes, Media Specialist from Alabama, shares how she uses SOS Half the Picture with her primary students in this SOS Story.
Teach Tolerance Using IWitness Testimony It seems as if now, more than ever in my teaching career, I am searching for trusted resources to help my students cope with the hate that often surrounds them in the media, in their personal lives, and even in the classroom. How can we teach our students to be
Schools today are unknowingly fighting a creativity crisis. In 1966 the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking was developed to understand creativity and predict creative achievement in the future. Since 1990, our students creativity scores have plummeted, and they haven’t turned back upwards yet. The simple definition of creativity is the production of something original and
Jessie Erickson shares how she’s mashed SOS Z Chart and SOS 3-2-1 Pyramid to create active learning experiences for 7th grade science students.
As students embark on the college process, they are often overwhelmed. There are so many colleges and universities to choose from, how can they know if they are choosing the right one? The TalentED Project gives unique access to free tools to help your students connect with admissions recruiters from selective colleges and universities across
We love bringing attention to special days and current events that can be supported and celebrated with digital resources in the classroom. In 2017, we posted suggestions and instructional strategies almost every week, and sometimes more. Here are the most popular posts and a description of the select multimedia resources and easy-to-implement classroom activities they