Based on the dedicated action of Richard Wright, an American citizen and former slave, National Freedom Day was established in 1948 to celebrate the spirit of freedom on which the United States of America was founded. Encourage your students to understand and celebrate the freedoms afforded to citizens of the U.S. on February 1, using
Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, is celebrated on the new moon that falls between 21st January and 20th February. This year, Chinese New Year falls on January, 28th and welcomes in the Year of the Rooster. The festival both celebrates the hard work of the previous year, and for individuals to wish for
The inauguration is a ceremony to mark the beginning of a new four-year term for the President of the United States. It takes place on January 20th where, at noon ET, the Chief Justice administers the oath to the president. Use the Discovery Education resources below to discover more about the history of the inauguration
With 2016 quickly coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on what the year brought us. We’ve reviewed some of our best articles, white papers and case studies posted to the Discovery Education Blog this year to bring you a sampling of some of the most powerful education leadership ideas we read. Each post below
In 1941, just eight days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 15 to be Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Help students understand the Bill of Rights and dig into each of the first ten amendments though Discovery Education
As we all continue to enter into the “hum” of the school year, it is imperative to also begin the reflection process about what has worked and what has not in terms of our classroom culture. Starting a new marking period is a great time to review classroom expectations, try new things with and solicit ideas
Build an understanding of the holiday with Discovery Education’s Thanksgiving Content Collection, then take a fresh look at Thanksgiving lore with podcasts, videos, and more.
The Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of World War I, begun on July 1, 1916 and ended on November 18, 1916. It was fought with an all-volunteer force and the most troops Britain had ever sent into battle. Britain, France, and their allies hoped to move German forces from their
Discovery Education has a robust selection of resources to help your students learn about the election process so they can be educated and informed voters or future voters.
Why do we have government? What is the common good? Should government provide for the common good of the people? This is a question that all citizens should continuously ask themselves and others as active participants in our democracy. Unfortunately, your answers most likely pigeonhole you into a specific political party, far from the ideals George Washington