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Live from the Tundra – Cold Careers: Working with Polar Bears

Live from the Tundra – Cold Careers: Working with Polar Bears

Tundra Connections: Cold Careers | 1PM ET #CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for the annual polar bear migration. Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and learn more about

Live from the Tundra – Paws Up for Polar Bears

Tundra Connections: Paws Up for Polar Bears | 11AM ET #CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for the annual polar bear migration. Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and

#CelebrateWithDE – Autumnal Equinox

Twice a year, for one day in spring and one day in autumn, the sun’s rays strike the earth directly at the equator. This causes daylight and nighttime to last for exactly the same amount of time (12 hours) on those two days. The event is called equinox, which is Latin for equal night. Build

Classroom Content: Hurricanes

Chances are you and your students have learned more about hurricanes in the last couple of weeks than anyone planned. It’s hard to miss the information that comes to us through the media and our daily interactions within the community. Thankfully, extreme weather events often bring out the best in people. “Look for the helpers,”

#CelebrateWithDE – International Dot Day 2017

Join Fablevision Author Peter Reynolds, Dot Day Creator Terry Shay, and Discovery Education to #CelebrateWithDE for International Dot Day. Taking place in Traer, Iowa, where Dot Day began, this event will discuss the origin of Dot Day, showcase how students are celebrating, and hear from author Peter Reynolds about his book, The Dot. International Dot

Five Ways to Teach Women’s Equality Day

Did you know that women were allowed to vote in Sweden in 1718? (though it was rescinded shortly thereafter in 1772). During the short lived “Age of Liberty” in Sweden, landholding-women were provided limited opportunities to vote! Officially, however, the first “self-governing” country to open voting to all women without any conditions was New Zealand

#CelebrateWithDE – Labor Day

Celebrate the achievements of workers throughout history with resources and ideas for exploring Labor Day. Established as a national holiday in 1894, Labor Day recognizes workers and the labor movement. Today, the holiday is marked with parades, news stories, and personal celebrations on the first Monday in September. Featured Resource Content Collection: Labor Day Grades

Five Ways to Teach Women’s Equality Day

Did you know that women were allowed to vote in Sweden in 1718? (though it was rescinded shortly thereafter in 1772). During the short lived “Age of Liberty” in Sweden, landholding-women were provided limited opportunities to vote! Officially, however, the first “self-governing” country to open voting to all women without any conditions was New Zealand

#CelebrateWithDE – Helen Keller’s Birthday

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

Using Discourse to Promote a Positive Classroom Culture

Can we expect students to know how to discuss topics with their teachers and each other on a daily basis? Of course we can! When teachers instill a positive classroom culture: Students are respectful of each other, their teacher and of their learning. Students understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others. Students are able to appreciate what

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