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#CelebrateWithDE – Women in Flight

#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 – Space Day

May is Space Month! Celebrate all month with us and use these special resources on Space Day, May 5. As you might imagine, Discovery Education has thousands of resources about space. From science to history, you and your students will find a variety of media about the vast universe and all the amazing things in

#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 – 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 – Inventors & Inventions Month

Join us in celebrating Inventors & Inventions Month by providing cool and wacky resources to your students and letting their imaginations run wild. Start your exploration with our Content Collection, continue with some of the resources we’ve highlighted below, and then tinker with our filters to find even more information to inspire your students. Featured

#CelebrateWithDE – April Fools’ Day

In celebration of April Fools’ Day, we look at pranks, lies, deceptions, and half-truths throughout history. The Trojan Horse Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook Grades 9-12, Video Segment The Trojan Horse is story of the Greeks building a huge wooden horse, hiding men inside, and then tricking the Trojans into wheeling the horse inside

#CelebrateWithDE – St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17, the feast of St. Patrick celebrates Ireland’s patron saint, but the many Irish who emigrated to other countries have helped make St. Patrick’s Day a secular holiday celebrating all things Irish. In this Lively Lesson, students create illuminated letters that represent St. Patrick. For more ideas and digital resources, explore the St.

#CelebratewithDE – Daylight Saving

People anticipate Daylight Saving with mixed feelings: It will stay lighter longer in the evenings! I’ll lose an hour of sleep! Whatever you and students are feeling about the time change, help your students understand the history of the policy (based solidly in politics and history, rather than science) and exactly how it works. Daylight

How to Conduct Close Readings of Difficult Primary Source Texts

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That

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