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“Ain’t I a Woman?” Resources and Instructional Ideas for Celebrating Historic Women

“Ain’t I a Woman?” Resources and Instructional Ideas for Celebrating Historic Women

In 1851, a former slave became a luminary of the women’s rights movement. Sojourner Truth, born Isabella Baumfree, delivered an impassioned speech later titled “Ain’t I a Woman?” that questioned society’s out-of-kilter view and treatment of women. In her day, there was no Women’s History Month, but instead a tireless, year-round fight against injustice. As


Last Seen in 1662, Occurring This Friday: Three Rare Celestial Events

Explore outer space from inside your school! A total solar eclipse will occur on March 20, plunging parts of the earth into temporary darkness. But that’s not all that’s unique about this Friday. This year’s solar eclipse coincides with two other celestial events: the vernal equinox (the first day of spring) and the supermoon (when


National Digital Education Perspective Webinar

State and National Perspectives on the Digital Transformation of Education: A Conversation with Gov. Bev Perdue and Gov. Bob Wise   Wednesday September 26th 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET) I received this invitation through  The Alliance for Excellent Education.  This Webinar is being sponsored by both the Alliance and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.  Because we


PBS SoCaL Teacher Town Hall @The Grammy Museum

PBS SoCaL, KLCS, and KVCR are hosting a televised Teacher Town Hall, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to capture your perspective and amplify your voice as an educator. Join PBS SoCaL for this very special evening and engage in a conversation around the factors that affect high school graduation rates. Date: May,


Sneak Peek Webinar Series in May

  Be the first to get a look at back-to-school updates to Discovery Education resources! You’ve asked for it, and we’ve listened: get a sneak peek at the exciting changes we’re making to Discovery Education this summer, and find out how we’re going mobile, social, and adding even more functionality for you and your students.


Mixed Emotions and Steve Jobs

My mother taught me what mixed emotions meant when we moved during fourth grade. How heartbreaking it was to transfer schools in the middle of the year! I was really excited about my new school and the new house (with my own room!), but I was so sad to leave my friends and my wonderful


Tune In — 9.11 Rise, Reconnect and Remember

Discovery Education, in partnership with Tribute WTC Visitor Center, is proud to engage students with exclusive curricular content, digital lesson plans and live webcasts in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. Discovery Education will host four events in cities closely affected by the events of that day. We invite you to register



It’s probably too late for you to formally join this project but you might find a lot of inspiration in it for your classes. The One Day on Earth project is a great way to raise your students’ global awareness. They even have a page of resources specifically tailored for education. What could students learns