Lively Lessons articles

#CelebrateWithDE – Valentine’s Day

#CelebrateWithDE – Valentine’s Day

Student-created curriculum valentines: challenge their creativity and cleverness as they express concepts and connections through divergent thinking.

Lively Lessons: Presidents, President’s, or Presidents’ Day?

In this Lively Lesson, students find a variety of real world examples of differing holiday spellings, explore media resources, then take a position on what an “official” spelling should be. Finally, they write persuasive letters to companies explaining why they should keep or change the spelling in their advertising or text.

Lively Lessons: Post-Viewing Activity (Part 3)

Today’s lesson features a process art project to direct student thinking about their own values and motivations as they reflect upon the Meet Students Who Are Changing the World student panel discussion. Through collage-making, students represent their identity and self with images, objects, and text.

Lively Lessons: Engaged Viewing Activity for Students (Part 2)

This Lively Lesson features visual notetaking, or sketchnoting. Sketchnoting enables students to work non-linearly, represent concepts symbolically, create a hierarchy of ideas, and combine text and non-text elements in their product.

Lively Lessons: Previewing Activity for Students (Part 1)

This Lively Lesson features a previewing activity to help motivate students and frontload information about the Meet Students Who Are Changing the World student panel discussion, set purpose about the theme, and help students make personal connections to the content.

Lively Lessons: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to your classroom with these resources from Discovery Education Streaming. Dr. King was a pastor who led and inspired millions in the fight for equal rights. Dr. King advocated peaceful methods of resistance to unfair laws, such as boycotting buses that forced African Americans to ride separately and leading a march to Washington, D.C., to call for jobs and freedom for all. Though King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, his message of freedom and equality lives on.

Lively Lessons: Change Makers

The month of January marks many notable anniversaries, commemorations, and observations of the lives and work of people who have made a difference in the world.

All month, Discovery Education will be highlighting content and strategies for acknowledging these change-makers, as well as providing opportunities for students to consider how they can make a difference in their communities and their world.

This week’s Lively Lesson prompts students to understand the motivations behind change makers and to begin identifying commonalities in their lives and work.