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#CelebrateWithDE – New Year New You

#CelebrateWithDE – New Year New You

We know you’ll miss your students over winter break – but we also know it can be nice to have some time to take a rest and gear up for the new year. During your winter break, give yourself the gift of time to recharge, renew, and learn about resources that could make your 2019

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor by having your students study both the context of the event, the day of the attack, and the United States’ response. Rely on primary source resources such as a President Franklin D. Roosevelt speech and man-on-the-street interviews taken just after the attack. Once students are armed with knowledge about

#CelebrateWithDE Holidays Around the World

Happy Winter Break! And Happy Holidays! This year, we’re featuring resources about a variety of holidays that fall in the winter and encouraging you to give your students the gift of understanding as they learn about holidays they may not celebrate. After they’ve learned about some silly and serious holiday traditions, have students write a

#CelebrateWithDE Thanksgiving

One of Thanksgiving’s great traditions is storytelling, whether recounting family lore around the dinner table or sharing historical accounts of the earliest celebrations of the holiday. Thanksgiving is a great time to encourage your students to focus on the role of stories in our lives. We hope you and your students have much to be

Tundra Connections: Back To Polar Bear Basics – Middle/High School

Polar bears are mighty animals but they need each other and a healthy environment to survive. Their fur, teeth, claws, and fat are all integral to their survival, but so are their mothers and their learned skills in swimming and hunting. Interested in Tundra Connections for Elementary? Click here! Featured Virtual Field Trip Tundra Connections

Tundra Connections: Back To Polar Bear Basics – Elementary

Polar bears are an awesome sum of their parts: fur, teeth, claws, and fat. It may seem basic but the details are fascinating. Help your students understand this incredible bear and its habits using the virtual field trip and supporting resources in Discovery Education. Interested in Tundra Connections for Middle/High School? Click here! Featured Virtual

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

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