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#CelebrateWithDE – Presidents’ Day

#CelebrateWithDE – Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day honors the legacies of former U.S. Presidents. Check out these Discovery Education Streaming and Social Studies Techbook resources and explore the history of the holiday, then join classrooms across the country for a Virtual Viewing Party on Friday, February 17.

#CelebratewithDE – Valentine’s Day

Looking for something sweet to do with your classes on Valentine’s Day? Start with our Content Collection featuring curated resources from our curriculum team to engage students, and then try some of our special activities to help them celebrate. Discovery Education Valentine’s Day Content Collection Discovery Education Streaming Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Content Collection

Lively Lesson: Groundbreaking African Americans

Can you imagine being the very first person to do something? What if that achievement was significant not only because of the accomplishment itself, but also because it meant facing and overcoming prejudices and barriers? In this activity, students consider what it must have been like for African Americans who led groundbreaking lives, and they

#CelebratewithDE – Super Bowl

Are you and your students ready for some football? Super Bowl LI is coming Sunday, February 5. Warm up for the big game with a variety of resources from Discovery Education. It’s always more fun to watch when you know a little bit about the game and can appreciate the efforts and talent of the

#CelebratewithDE – National Freedom Day

Based on the dedicated action of Richard Wright, an American citizen and former slave, National Freedom Day was established in 1948 to celebrate the spirit of freedom on which the United States of America was founded. Encourage your students to understand and celebrate the freedoms afforded to citizens of the U.S. on February 1, using

#CelebrateWithDE – Inauguration Resources

The inauguration is a ceremony to mark the beginning of a new four-year term for the President of the United States. It takes place on January 20th where, at noon ET, the Chief Justice administers the oath to the president. Use the Discovery Education resources below to discover more about the history of the inauguration

Go Behind the Scenes with the Founders at the Library of Congress

At the center of the nation’s capital rests the world’s largest library. Inside, a treasure trove of historic artifacts dating back to the days of the Founding Fathers is waiting to be explored, along with other important items on more than 830 miles of shelves. This Constitution Day, take your class on a virtual visit to the Library

Queenie Hall

Teaching Is All in the Family for This Rock Hill Educator

From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Queenie Hall, Rock Hill Schools, SC Queenie Hall tried not to go into education. Sure, her mom was a teacher for more than 40 years and her sister was an educator. But Queenie wanted a different path. She majored in communications, did a lot of internships, and got

Five Strategies for Using Primary Source Documents In the Social Studies Classroom

Use of primary sources was once remarkably scarce, both during in-class instruction and in textbooks. The availability and accessibility of primary sources on the Internet has revolutionized social studies instruction. But how are primary sources used in the classroom? Are students working with primary sources to make their own claims supported by self-selected evidence? Those

Hamilton vs. Jefferson: Using Hamilton the Musical in the Classroom

“And the world’s gonna know your name – What’s your name, man? Alexander Hamilton. My name is Alexander Hamilton. There’s a million things I haven’t done But just you wait. Just you wait…” For the past four years, I have used Lin-Manual Miranda’s performance at the 2009 White House Poetry Jam to introduce my students

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