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#CelebrateWithDE – Autumnal Equinox

#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 – Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, PA. Defining the structure of the country’s government and carefully laying out a balance of power, the Constitution is a living document that relies on an informed and engaged citizenry to maintain its influences on our society.

#CelebrateWithDE – Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, a date that marks the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile, and Belize also celebrate their independence in September. Explore these Discovery Education resources and celebrate the culture, history, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino

Park Ridge Elementary Hits Reset Button, Overcomes Adversity in 2 Years

Three years ago, students at Park Ridge Elementary School were struggling. The Broward County Florida school’s overall test scores were failing, attendance had plummeted, and the Deerfield Beach community was not engaged with the school. District leadership wanted to help breathe new life into the challenged school, which had become one of the lowest-performing schools

#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

#CelebrateWithDE – International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day is coming on September 8. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has highlighted the theme for 2017 as Literacy in a Digital World! The organization’s framing of the issue will certainly ring true for educators: At record speed, digital technologies are fundamentally changing the way people live, work, learn

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

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