Provide your students with a fun and engaging entry into poetry to celebrate World Poetry Day. Although poetry can sometimes be difficult to understand or appreciate, these resources showcase some of the most interesting and accessible work by famous poets and then suggest some activities that will help students practice writing poetry about familiar topics.
Harness the energy that spring often brings and celebrate new beginnings and creative activities with your students. Consider a special spring project to do as a class. You might plant a real or craft garden; make bunches of paper flowers to deliver to the office, a younger classroom, or anyone on campus who may enjoy
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
The last frontier on Earth: oceans. In a message to Congress in 1961, President Kennedy said, “Knowledge of the oceans is more than a matter of curiosity. Our very survival may hinge upon it.” June is Oceans Month, so we’re celebrating the natural curiosity we all seem to have about oceans and their importance to
Alighting on the calendar in a few days, it’s Butterfly Education & Awareness Day. To match the spirit of the day, we’d like to help you focus your students’ awareness on these beautiful creatures by providing a gallery of the amazing color patterns to be found on butterflies and a little foundational information about why
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,”
Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration of the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. To commemorate the event, people everywhere celebrate Mexican culture and history. Traditionally, people of all cultures enjoy Mexican food, music, and dance, and tell stories and give performances to help keep the history alive
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