Can you imagine being the very first person to do something? What if that achievement was significant not only because of the accomplishment itself, but also because it meant facing and overcoming prejudices and barriers? In this activity, students consider what it must have been like for African Americans who led groundbreaking lives, and they
Discovery Education celebrates the achievements and contributions of black Americans and honors the journey of African Americans in United States history. We’re sharing instructional ideas and resources throughout the month to bring Black History Month’s celebration of culture and community to your classroom, and we ask you to share how you and your students honor
Are you and your students ready for some football? Super Bowl LI is coming Sunday, February 5. Warm up for the big game with a variety of resources from Discovery Education. It’s always more fun to watch when you know a little bit about the game and can appreciate the efforts and talent of the
Based on the dedicated action of Richard Wright, an American citizen and former slave, National Freedom Day was established in 1948 to celebrate the spirit of freedom on which the United States of America was founded. Encourage your students to understand and celebrate the freedoms afforded to citizens of the U.S. on February 1, using
Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, is celebrated on the new moon that falls between 21st January and 20th February. This year, Chinese New Year falls on January, 28th and welcomes in the Year of the Rooster. The festival both celebrates the hard work of the previous year, and for individuals to wish for
The inauguration is a ceremony to mark the beginning of a new four-year term for the President of the United States. It takes place on January 20th where, at noon ET, the Chief Justice administers the oath to the president. Use the Discovery Education resources below to discover more about the history of the inauguration
Bring the life and work of Dr. King to your classroom with resources from Discovery Education and join classrooms around the country for a virtual viewing party.
The first day of winter, or Winter Solstice, falls on December 21, 2016. It’s a great time to use imagery to engage your students in all their core areas. We have some ideas for using some specific teaching strategies along with winter-related content to strengthen literacy skills. If you want to focus all your attention
In 1941, just eight days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 15 to be Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Help students understand the Bill of Rights and dig into each of the first ten amendments though Discovery Education
On the Monday after the second Wednesday in December, the Electoral College electors meet and physically cast their vote for President and Vice President.
How are Electoral College electors selected? Could the Electoral College system ever change? These Discovery Education resources explore the history, and possible future, of the Electoral College.