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#CelebrateWithDE – September Equinox

#CelebrateWithDE – September Equinox

On September 22, the sun will shine directly on the equator as we experience the autumnal equinox and the official start of fall. Add the September equinox to your list of things to celebrate this month, right along with back-to-school, apple season, and the leaves changing color. This is also a great time to study

#CelebrateWithDE – International Peace Day

The United Nations established the International Day of Peace in 1981 and its guiding principle is a commitment to “peace above all differences.” This critical mission can be especially powerful to students and young people as they learn to navigate a world full of individual differences. Help them develop the skills they need to promote

#CelebrateWithDE – International Dot Day

Do you work with any students who doubt their abilities? We all do! September 15th is International Dot Day – a global celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration – and we celebrate it with the author of the powerful book The Dot. This tale of a little girl who doubts her ability to create art

#CelebrateWithDE – International Literacy Day

To celebrate International Literacy Day 2018, take some time with students to recognize the broad impact of literacy in their lives and how being literate enhances one’s life. The theme for this year’s International Literacy Day is “Literacy and Skills Development.” Use the resources below to plan your celebration with students. You may also want

#CelebrateWithDE – Labor Day

Labor Day, officially signed into law by President Grover Cleveland in 1894, is celebrated each year on the first Monday in September. On this day, the country celebrates the contributions of the American worker. As your students surely know, for many people it marks the official end to summer and is celebrated with days off,

#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 – Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, honor the members of the military and especially those who have given their lives in service to our country. Use Discovery Education’s Content Collection and special Celebrate with DE video to give students a deep understanding of the meaning and celebration of the holiday. Then, dive into the specific resources we’ve selected

#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

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