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#CelebrateWithDE – Memorial Day

#CelebrateWithDE – Memorial Day

Memorial Day is more than just hot dogs and pool openings. It was originally known as Decoration Day, to mark the use of flowers and flags to decorate the graves of America’s armed service members killed in wartime. Help your students understand the civics and history behind this holiday with an assortment of resources that

#CelebrateWithDE – Women in Flight

May 21, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s solo transatlantic flight. With the recent success of Hidden Figures and the April 9th hand off of the command of the International Space Station to NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, there is plenty to celebrate about women in flight! In fact, Sally Ride’s birthday is coming

#CelebrateWithDE – International Museum Day

International Museum Day is approaching! If we go by the dictionary definition of museum – “a building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored or exhibited” – your classroom could easily be considered a museum with a few pointed activities. (Also, if we look at the dictionary entry for “museum,”

#CelebrateWithDE – Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration of the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. To commemorate the event, people everywhere celebrate Mexican culture and history. Traditionally, people of all cultures enjoy Mexican food, music, and dance, and tell stories and give performances to help keep the history alive

#CelebrateWithDE – National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and you can celebrate at any grade level. We’ve collected some engaging resources for you to inspire your students to try their hand at various approaches to poetry, with an eye towards nature, self-expression, and performance. Poetry is a beautifully vulnerable way to express oneself – be sure to model

#CelebrateWithDE – Shakespeare’s Birthday

Let’s celebrate the birthday of William Shakespeare with some of the best resources available: a curated collection of all things Shakespeare, a virtual field trip that commemorated the anniversary of his death, and full performances of his plays and sonnets. Discovery Education has all this and more to help you share the wonder of Shakespeare

#CelebrateWithDE – International Day for Monuments and Sites

Encourage your students to think about the cultural significance of monuments and commemorative sites on the International Day for Monuments and Sites, coming up next week. Around the world, people use specially designed statues, buildings, and works of art, or designated natural spaces, to memorialize, commemorate, and honor people and events in history. Thinking about

#CelebrateWithDE – Earth Day 2017

Celebrating Earth Day seems like a breeze in grades K-12 because there are so many angles to take: animals, plants, weather, energy, water…. The sky is – literally – the limit! Although such a broad topic can present unique challenges, consider celebrating curiosity and learning and start with a broad stroke using one of Discovery’s

#CelebrateWithDE – Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was an incredibly creative thinker, making him an inspiration for students interested in a variety of topics from physics to sculpture. Celebrate his birthday on April 15th by encouraging kids to dive into his theories, schematics, and inventions. We’ve selected some resources from Discovery Education to get you started, but you’ll find

#CelebratewithDE – National Library Week: Blog Post 2

There’s more! …Continue to #CelebratewithDE for National Library Week We’re still celebrating National Library Week and helping you find some of the best resources we have about the treasures you’ll find in your school’s media center. Libraries transform, so consider an extra visit to your library media center this week and use our content and

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