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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Check Out These Autumnal Resources

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Check Out These Autumnal Resources

For many, Autumn marks the time of year that the weather begins to cool, leaves turn brilliant shades of red and orange, and every food, drink, and candle is flavored with pumpkin spice. But what causes these phenomena to occur? While we can’t speak for your latte, the cooling weather is the result of Earth’s

#CelebrateWithDE – More Hispanic Heritage Month Resources!

From September 15 through October 15, we’ll be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. It’s a time to recognize and highlight the many significant contributions to culture and progress Hispanic people have made. When you celebrate with your students, there will be a lot to choose from: the arts, science, civics…. This post

Teach Your Students to be Upstanders: #SaySomething

Imagine how much tragedy could be averted if an individual said something? Guest Post by Paula Fynboh from Sandy Hook Promise. Did you know that when it comes to violence, suicide, and threats, most are known by at least one other individual BEFORE the incident takes place? In fact, 4 out of 5 school shooters

#CelebrateWithDE – World Space Week

Earthlings across the globe will be marking World Space Week from October 4 – 10, 2017. We hope you and your students will be a part of the festivities to celebrate this year’s theme: “Exploring New Worlds in Space.” With such a clear focus on exploration, the options for study are many: the science behind

Live from the Tundra – Cold Careers: Working with Polar Bears

Tundra Connections: Cold Careers | 1PM ET #CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for the annual polar bear migration. Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and learn more about

Live from the Tundra – Paws Up for Polar Bears

Tundra Connections: Paws Up for Polar Bears | 11AM ET #CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for the annual polar bear migration. Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and

#CelebrateWithDE – Autumnal Equinox

Twice a year, for one day in spring and one day in autumn, the sun’s rays strike the earth directly at the equator. This causes daylight and nighttime to last for exactly the same amount of time (12 hours) on those two days. The event is called equinox, which is Latin for equal night. Build

Classroom Content: Hurricanes

Chances are you and your students have learned more about hurricanes in the last couple of weeks than anyone planned. It’s hard to miss the information that comes to us through the media and our daily interactions within the community. Thankfully, extreme weather events often bring out the best in people. “Look for the helpers,”

#CelebrateWithDE – International Dot Day 2017

Join Fablevision Author Peter Reynolds, Dot Day Creator Terry Shay, and Discovery Education to #CelebrateWithDE for International Dot Day. Taking place in Traer, Iowa, where Dot Day began, this event will discuss the origin of Dot Day, showcase how students are celebrating, and hear from author Peter Reynolds about his book, The Dot. International Dot

Five Ways to Teach Women’s Equality Day

Did you know that women were allowed to vote in Sweden in 1718? (though it was rescinded shortly thereafter in 1772). During the short lived “Age of Liberty” in Sweden, landholding-women were provided limited opportunities to vote! Officially, however, the first “self-governing” country to open voting to all women without any conditions was New Zealand

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