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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

4 STEM Ties to Careers of the Future

When many of us were growing up and considering that tough question during the junior or senior year of high school, “What do you want to study in college,” the options set before us would fit on an 8 ½  by 11 sheet of paper. Careers were limited and the pathways to obtain these goals

#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

Classroom Resources to Help Combat the Opioid Crisis

Take the Pledge to  PREVENT OPIOID MISUSE The Public Health Emergency that is the Opioid Epidemic impacts schools and communities across the United States and around the world. Last year the DEA partnered with Discovery Education to combat this growing epidemic with the launch of Operation Prevention. Operation Prevention’s mission is to educate students about the

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

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