Chances are you and your students have learned more about hurricanes in the last couple of weeks than anyone planned. It’s hard to miss the information that comes to us through the media and our daily interactions within the community. Thankfully, extreme weather events often bring out the best in people. “Look for the helpers,”
On September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, PA. Defining the structure of the country’s government and carefully laying out a balance of power, the Constitution is a living document that relies on an informed and engaged citizenry to maintain its influences on our society.
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, a date that marks the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile, and Belize also celebrate their independence in September. Explore these Discovery Education resources and celebrate the culture, history, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino
Join Fablevision Author Peter Reynolds, Dot Day Creator Terry Shay, and Discovery Education to #CelebrateWithDE for International Dot Day. Taking place in Traer, Iowa, where Dot Day began, this event will discuss the origin of Dot Day, showcase how students are celebrating, and hear from author Peter Reynolds about his book, The Dot. International Dot
International Literacy Day is coming on September 8. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has highlighted the theme for 2017 as Literacy in a Digital World! The organization’s framing of the issue will certainly ring true for educators: At record speed, digital technologies are fundamentally changing the way people live, work, learn
Celebrate the achievements of workers throughout history with resources and ideas for exploring Labor Day. Established as a national holiday in 1894, Labor Day recognizes workers and the labor movement. Today, the holiday is marked with parades, news stories, and personal celebrations on the first Monday in September. Featured Resource Content Collection: Labor Day Grades
On August 26, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day to commemorate the many strides citizens of the United States have made to ensure that women enjoy equal rights and equal treatment under the law. This date was chosen because it marks the anniversary of the day in 1920 when the 19th amendment was certified, granting women
August 2017 has STEM on the brain. A few days in advance of a total solar eclipse, mathematicians everywhere will be celebrating Pythagorean Theorem Day, August 15, 2017, one of the rare dates that lines up with the theorem. The date illustrates the theorem, which states that, in a right triangle, the square of the
Born on June 27, 1880, Helen Keller is known for her determination and accomplishments. An early illness left her deaf and blind, but she went on to great things, including being the first deaf and blind person to earn a B.A. To celebrate her upcoming birthday, encourage your students to learn about her life and
World Refugee Day was established in 2000 by the UN General Assembly and is coming up on June 20. It’s a good time to talk to your students about the definition of a refugee and the challenges people throughout time and all around the world have faced when they are forced to leave their homeland.