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#CelebrateWithDE – Inauguration Resources

#CelebrateWithDE – Inauguration Resources

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

Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

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

#CelebrateWithDE – The Bill of Rights

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

Creating and Maintaining a Positive Classroom Culture (Part 1)

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

Commemorate the Anniversary of the End of the Battle of the Somme – #CelebratewithDE

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

Using #Techbook to Engage

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

See Why Joan Loves Social Studies Techbook

Joan and James are two teacher personalities — one experienced with Techbook, and one who has never heard of it. While Joan and James may not be real, they represent real teachers facing real classroom problems. They’re the stars of our latest video series exploring what makes Techbook great in the classroom, and why both

Go Behind the Scenes with the Founders at the Library of Congress

At the center of the nation’s capital rests the world’s largest library. Inside, a treasure trove of historic artifacts dating back to the days of the Founding Fathers is waiting to be explored, along with other important items on more than 830 miles of shelves. This Constitution Day, take your class on a virtual visit to the Library

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