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Calendar of Cool: Plague of Grasshoppers

July 27, 1931 isn’t likely to be forgotten by citizens of several states in the American west. It was on this day that thick swarms of grasshoppers descended upon Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, destroying thousands of acres of crops. Residents described the insect swarms as so thick that they could be scooped up by

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DENSI2015 Resources: Unconference

A few weeks ago, educators from around North America and the United Kingdom packed their bags, said good byes and traveled home after a week at the DEN Summer Institute. The week was full of sessions presented by STAR Discovery Educators, the Discovery Education team and some special guests. In addition to learning from keynote and

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DEN Community Member of the Week: Elizabeth Godwin

Elizabeth Godwin is a 4th grade Language Arts and Science teacher at Nash Rocky Mount in North Carolina. She has been using Discovery Education since her first year teaching, six years ago. She shared “In the beginning, I only knew how to search for a video or an image. My how that has changed! This year I

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Lively Lessons: ELL Resources

Several new titles from Visual Classroom have been added to Discovery Education Streaming to support ELL students. Each program from the English Language Learner Series targets grades K-2 or 3-5, is available in English and Spanish, and comes complete with a teacher’s guide. Each episode highlights specific vocabulary and presents words in conjunction with animated illustrations. Repetition is used to

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Fun Fact Friday: Mount Rushmore

Did you know that when Mount Rushmore was originally planned, the sculpture was intended to depict the presidents all the way down to their waists?? It’s true! The monument, featuring the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, was carved by Gutzon Borglum and 400 other workers, working under Borglum’s direction.

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DEN Weekly Update: July 24, 2015

This issue of the DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few of the things to look forward to reading: Explore resources from DENSI 2015 Register to attend a DENapalooza event Follow the Young Scientist Challenge’s Finalists Journey to the Final Event Keep reading to learn about these

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DENSI2015 Resources: Breakout Sessions

Last Friday educators from around North America and the United Kingdom packed their bags, said good byes and traveled home after a week at the DEN Summer Institute. The week was full of sessions presented by STAR Discovery Educators, the Discovery Education team and some special guests. In addition to learning from keynote and breakout sessions, educators

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