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#CelebrateWithDE: April Fools Day

#CelebrateWithDE: April Fools Day

April Fools Day is here and it’s always a challenge to celebrate this tricky day with students. This year, we’re encouraging you to focus on education as a means to keep oneself from getting fooled! Take a look at some of our series that delve into myths, stunts, and legends and choose a few to

#CelebrateWithDE: First Day of Spring

Can you track the seasonal changes by the energy in your classroom? Spring equinox, vernal equinox, first day of spring, whatever you call it, it’s time to say goodbye to winter and say hello to spring. Worms will start appearing, the birds will dial up their song, and we may breathe a sigh of relief

#CelebratewithDE – St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate the patron saint of Ireland with us by focusing on some of the symbolism and pageantry that make this day special every year. We’re celebrating with images pairing them with fun activities that will help students test the luck o’ the Irish as they discover and honor this special holiday.

#CelebrateWithDE Women’s History Month

For Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating women who have changed the course of history. Often, women affect history just by being the first to break a glass ceiling or reach a particular goal. And, many of these women continue to make history by what they achieve in their trailblazing roles. Although there are women in

#CelebrateWithDE – Presidents’ Day

On the third Monday in February, we honor all U.S. presidents on Presidents’ Day. The day was introduced to honor George Washington and grew to honor all presidents and earn that apostrophe after the s. This year, we invite you to celebrate by going all the way back to the day’s beginnings to study Washington

#CelebrateWithDE – Valentine’s Day

Does science make your heart beat faster? Celebrate a heart-themed Valentine’s Day in a fresh, academic way. We’ve selected resources about heart anatomy, function, and health. Have your students study the resources and see if they can put it all together into a heart-healthy, sweet Valentine for the people in their lives. Happy Valentine’s Day

#CelebrateWithDE International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution to declare February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, “in order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.” Celebrate this important

#CelebrateWithDE – Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with Discovery Education resources that highlight the specific achievements of a few of the many African Americans who have made contributions in education, equality, and exploration! The resources and suggested activities we’ve selected highlight the stories of these heroes of African American history, including their contributions, their habits of innovation and

#CelebratewithDE Groundhog Day

Just like the movie of the same name, Groundhog Day comes around every February 2nd. This year, encourage your students to think about perspective by considering the experience of the groundhog. (You probably don’t want to focus on the science, since doesn’t seem to be a factor in the shadow prediction. Although, you could have

#CelebrateWithDE – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

We’re celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All of his contributions towards ensuring civil rights for everyone in the community are well worth honoring, and our focus this year will be on actions that can be taken in service to the community. We hope you’ll have wonderful discussions about the

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