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#CelebrateWithDE Women’s Equality Day

#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 – National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day was established in 1939 by president Franklin D. Roosevelt to celebrate flight. We celebrate each year on August 19 – the birthday of Orville Wright! Encourage your students to expand their interest in aviation by offering them resources and activities that will deepen their understanding and let their imaginations soar. We have

#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

NEW Design Thinking Activity from the Ford STEAM Lab! Challenge Students to Use Empathy in Problem-Solving

Design Thinking as a Strategy to Teach Empathy Searching for new ways to excite students about STEAM learning this summer? Introduce Designed to Shine in your next summer camp or summer school class! Developed in partnership with the Ford STEAM Lab, this hands-on lesson challenges students to use Design Thinking to create a prototype of

#CelebrateWithDE – Asian and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month

Join all Americans in celebrating the history and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders in this country. This month is a great time to let your students explore the islands’ geographies and history and discover the accomplishments of people who came from this amazing area of the world. We’ve selected special resources that define the

#CelebrateWithDE – Cinco de Mayo

It’s time to celebrate the strength of the Mexican people by commemorating their victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla. It’s Cinco de Mayo! Traditionally celebrated with Mexican food, dancing, games, and stories, this holiday is a reminder of the rich heritage of Mexico and the long history of the fight for independence

#CelebrateWithDE – National Park Week

National Park Week is April 21-29 and this year the National Park Service’s theme is “Park Stars.” The focus is not only on literal stars in the sky but also on stellar people, places, and things in the park system. We’ve curated some fantastic resources about our National Parks and the amazing discoveries you’ll make

#CelebrateWithDE – National School Librarian Day & National Library Month

As Hermione does in the Harry Potter series, “When in doubt, go to the library.” Libraries are rich with treasures: books, people, magazines, movies, newspapers, computers, meeting rooms, study carrels, notices, used books. The list goes on and on. School and communities can be strengthened by great libraries and librarians are wonderful guides to a

#CelebrateWithDE – April Fools’ Day

Keep it light and kind and April Fools’ Day can be a great time to play some tricks on your students and encourage them to get in on the fun. We’ve collected some resources that talk about the history of the holiday, get students moving, and highlight how even animals engage in trickery. LEARN The

#CelebrateWithDE – World Poetry Day

Provide your students with a fun and engaging entry into poetry to celebrate World Poetry Day. Although poetry can sometimes be difficult to understand or appreciate, these resources showcase some of the most interesting and accessible work by famous poets and then suggest some activities that will help students practice writing poetry about familiar topics.

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