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
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
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.
Warming us up for Independence Day every year is the usually quieter celebration of Flag Day, marked in the U.S. on June 14. Symbols are an important part of every culture, and the American flag is one of the most ubiquitous and recognizable symbols in our country. The history and symbolism of the flag are
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
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,”
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
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
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