Memorial Day is more than just hot dogs and pool openings. It was originally known as Decoration Day, to mark the use of flowers and flags to decorate the graves of America’s armed service members killed in wartime. Help your students understand the civics and history behind this holiday with an assortment of resources that
By Jonathan Gerlach, Discovery Education’s National Consultant for STEM Education Initiatives One of the most important parts of STEM teaching and learning is students having the opportunity to see how the world works outside the classroom bringing content to life in context. We stress the importance of integrating the idea of “real-world” into learning. However we
Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! The summer months bring extreme weather to many parts of North America. Help your students understand the types of extreme weather, its causes and how to measure it as you study weather in
Most folks know of “SEGA”, the Japanese gaming titan that brought us classic video game titles like Sonic the Hedgehog, Outrun, and Shenmue….but did you know that didn’t Sega start out as a Japanese company? It’s true! It’s a common misconception that Sega is a Japanese word. In fact, it actually stands for “Service Games”.
The Discovery Student Network has launched its Summer Series, designed to keep students learning and exploring over the summer. The collection of Boards, created in Board Builder, is comprised of weekly-themed boards filled with resources and activities, such as at-home science, model-making, videos, audio books, experiments, ideating, reading, creating, and more. Every Friday is “Board Not
A wise person once said… “Teachers are solar powered. They recharge during the summer!” Over the past 9 months you have poured your body, hearts, and minds over countless lessons, projects, planning, … the list, as you know, is endless. I encourage each of you now to take a moment to reflect on what happened
This summer is flying by, and it has been a hot one so far! Whether you’ve been washing your car, lying out at the pool, going for a run, or even just walking to your car, I’m sure at some point you’ve felt the unbearable heat and rushed to the nearest AC. While most of
Saying goodbye to exams and final papers has never felt better with the thought of Discovery Educator Network as my next step. As the new social media and marketing intern for DEN (the DENtern), I am happily making a new home for myself in the Chicago office while surrounding myself with an inspiring, innovative, and
Although it may be bittersweet saying goodbye to the students you have spent the past year with, as soon as the bell rings on the last day, freedom sets in! You now have the entire summer to catch up on everything you couldn’t do during the school year and enjoy time with family and friends.
In The Untapped Power of Summer to Advance Student Achievement THE LEARNING EXECUTIVE SUMMARY By Beth M. Miller, Ph.D. (note: this hyperlink is to a pdf – so by clicking it it will download the document which you can then open) many excellent ideas and much useful information is shared. Some of the information is