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#CelebrateWithDE – Leonardo da Vinci

#CelebrateWithDE – Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was an incredibly creative thinker, making him an inspiration for students interested in a variety of topics from physics to sculpture. Celebrate his birthday on April 15th by encouraging kids to dive into his theories, schematics, and inventions. We’ve selected some resources from Discovery Education to get you started, but you’ll find

#CelebratewithDE – National Library Week: Blog Post 1

To celebrate National Library Week, we’ve curated some of the best reading resources from Discovery Education, from a review of reading strategies to audio books of classic literature. Use these resources as starting points for celebrating reading and, then, be sure to visit your library and thank a librarian/media specialist. Show us how libraries transform

#CelebratewithDE – Inventors & Inventions Month

Join us in celebrating Inventors & Inventions Month by providing cool and wacky resources to your students and letting their imaginations run wild. Start your exploration with our Content Collection, continue with some of the resources we’ve highlighted below, and then tinker with our filters to find even more information to inspire your students. Featured

#CelebrateWithDE – April Fools’ Day

In celebration of April Fools’ Day, we look at pranks, lies, deceptions, and half-truths throughout history. The Trojan Horse Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook Grades 9-12, Video Segment The Trojan Horse is story of the Greeks building a huge wooden horse, hiding men inside, and then tricking the Trojans into wheeling the horse inside

#CelebrateWithDE – St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17, the feast of St. Patrick celebrates Ireland’s patron saint, but the many Irish who emigrated to other countries have helped make St. Patrick’s Day a secular holiday celebrating all things Irish. In this Lively Lesson, students create illuminated letters that represent St. Patrick. For more ideas and digital resources, explore the St.

#CelebratewithDE – Daylight Saving

People anticipate Daylight Saving with mixed feelings: It will stay lighter longer in the evenings! I’ll lose an hour of sleep! Whatever you and students are feeling about the time change, help your students understand the history of the policy (based solidly in politics and history, rather than science) and exactly how it works. Daylight

How to Conduct Close Readings of Difficult Primary Source Texts

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That

Slavery, Abolitionists, and the Underground Railroad

To help students better understand the realities of life before the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment, have groups of students focus on different aspects of slavery through a SOS: Jigsaw activity. Featured Resources Divide students into groups, and assign each group a topic from the Discovery Education video series, America’s Journey Through Slavery. Have

#CelebrateWithDE – Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day honors the legacies of former U.S. Presidents. Check out these Discovery Education Streaming and Social Studies Techbook resources and explore the history of the holiday, then join classrooms across the country for a Virtual Viewing Party on Friday, February 17.

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