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Red Ribbon Week: The Opioid Crisis

Red Ribbon Week: The Opioid Crisis

Red Ribbon Week is October 23 – 31, 2018. Join the commitment to raise awareness of the effects of drug use and help your students become educated about the risks. Discovery Education has partnered with Operation Prevention to provide resources for educators as they work with students around this sensitive but critically important topic. We

#CelebrateWithDE – Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! We celebrate Hispanic heritage each year between September 15 – October 15, but do you know why this timeframe was selected? Make sure your students know some of the reasons we celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans: A number of independence days in Latin American countries, Mexico, and

#CelebrateWithDE – World Space Week

Celebrate World Space Week with other humans around the Earth from October 4 – 10. The 2018 theme is “Space Unites the World” – a great opportunity to talk about the common fascination humans have with the vast space in which we exist. It’s also a good time to talk about curiosity and exploration. We’ve

#CelebrateWithDE – September Equinox

On September 22, the sun will shine directly on the equator as we experience the autumnal equinox and the official start of fall. Add the September equinox to your list of things to celebrate this month, right along with back-to-school, apple season, and the leaves changing color. This is also a great time to study

#CelebrateWithDE – International Peace Day

The United Nations established the International Day of Peace in 1981 and its guiding principle is a commitment to “peace above all differences.” This critical mission can be especially powerful to students and young people as they learn to navigate a world full of individual differences. Help them develop the skills they need to promote

#CelebrateWithDE – International Dot Day

Do you work with any students who doubt their abilities? We all do! September 15th is International Dot Day – a global celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration – and we celebrate it with the author of the powerful book The Dot. This tale of a little girl who doubts her ability to create art

#CelebrateWithDE – International Literacy Day

To celebrate International Literacy Day 2018, take some time with students to recognize the broad impact of literacy in their lives and how being literate enhances one’s life. The theme for this year’s International Literacy Day is “Literacy and Skills Development.” Use the resources below to plan your celebration with students. You may also want

#CelebrateWithDE – Labor Day

Labor Day, officially signed into law by President Grover Cleveland in 1894, is celebrated each year on the first Monday in September. On this day, the country celebrates the contributions of the American worker. As your students surely know, for many people it marks the official end to summer and is celebrated with days off,

#CelebrateWithDE Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day occurs every year on August 26 in the United States to mark the adoption of the 19th Amendment in 1920. The 19th Amendment prohibits the states and federal government from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex. The day commemorates the struggles for the right to vote and

#CelebrateWithDE – D-Day

Mark D-Day on June 6, by remembering what was a stake and what was at risk. The largest amphibious military operation in history at the time Operation Overlord (also known as D-Day) invaded German-occupied Normandy on June 6, 1944. Commemorate the somber occasion with resources that include a video review of the mission and original

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