Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers!! Mousey wanted to bring to your attention Discovery Education’s weekly series Global Wrap. Global Wrap is a weekly roundup of the major news reports occurring throughout the world. The series provides an engaging overview
Did you know that Velcro was first patented in 1955? Besides being a best friend to children too small to tie their shoes, Velcro has been used in everything from cars to military uniforms. A few years ago the US Army retired Velcro from active duty, due to the fact that it is too noisy,
This morning I had the privilege of joining in on a Social Studies Techbook webinar led by Kevin Jenkins and Dan Byerly. I’ve seen several SS TB overviews over the past few months and have even given it a go myself, but this morning’s discussion has me so excited, I just couldn’t resist sharing. (If you
Did you know that farming was revolutionized in the 1700’s by an agriculturist named Jethro Tull? Much like George Washington Carver, Tull believed that there were better and more efficient ways of farming possible, and set about trying to discover them. Tull’s influence is still seen in agricultural practices and equipment to this day. Jethro
Did you know that in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, most small towns and rural areas had a one-room school? If you’ve never read or watched Little House on the Prairie, you may not be familiar with the term, but a one room school is exactly what it sounds like…a single free standing building
You’ve probably heard of the famed ’49ers. Not the football team, but the miners who flocked to California in 1849, to harvest that state’s riches….but did you know that the first major gold rush was actually in Georgia? It happened in the Blue Ridge Mountains, in a small North Georgia town, now known as Dahlonega.
As you probably know, Lady Liberty was a gift from France to the US…but did you know that she has a 35 foot waistline? The Statue of Liberty’s dedication ceremony was held on Thursday, October 28, 1886. She’s over 111 feet tall (not counting the pedestal), she is made of copper (the green is due to weathering),
Did you know that George Washington Carver invented over 100 uses for the peanut? He is also known for pioneering crop rotation in the United States. Besides being a scientist, botanist, and inventor, Carver was also a teacher. George Washington Carver was believed to be born in 1864, but his exact birth date is unknown.
Discovery Education hosted Techbook Academy for its employees yesterday and today. Discovery Education High School Science Techbook and Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook are the focus of this two day event. These products are the next “it” thing in the education industry, and are awe-inspiring. My colleagues and I got this great opportunity and we
Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. From the Producers of the Academy-Award® nominated film WAR/DANCE and Executive Producer Eva Longoria, THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA, provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these children who struggle