Lively Lessons articles

Lively Lessons: April Fools’ Day

Lively Lessons: April Fools’ Day

In celebration of April Fools’ Day, we look at pranks, lies, deceptions, and half-truths throughout history.

Lively Lessons: Easter Island

Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, was named by a Dutch explorer who landed there on Easter Sunday in 1722. Known for its giant, carved monuments, Easter Island is the richest site of the megaliths of the Pacific island groups.

In this Lively Lesson, students explore the cultural significance of these moai and the environmental impact of their carving and placement on the island.

#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.

#CelebrateWithDE – International Women’s Day

In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8 and Women’s History Month, we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women through the lens of language and authorship.

#CelebrateWithDE – Women’s History Month

Today, women work in all jobs and hold important positions in companies and government, but women have worked hard to achieve this. Get to know some trailblazing women who changed history by helping others, fighting for equality, and gaining powerful political positions.

Lively Lessons: Celebrating and Supporting All Readers

Discovery Education joins teachers, students, parents, and communities in celebrating reading and instilling a love for literature at all ages. In this Lively Lesson, we share favorite literature series and resources in the Discovery Education library and instructional ideas for use in your classroom.

Lively Lessons: Civil Rights Movement

Many images of activists and moments from the Civil Rights Movement have become iconic symbols of barriers surmounted and prejudices overcome. By viewing these images closely today, students transport themselves to the time, place, and moment in history to better understand the impact of those people and that time.