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Celebrating and Debating Founding Father’s Day!

Celebrating and Debating Founding Father’s Day!

Did you know that Ben Franklin’s currency printing firm thwarted counterfeiters by spelling “Pennsylvania” incorrectly and on purpose? How about that the famous signatures at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence were actually kept secret for many months after the public reveal for fear of the signers’ safety? Or that many of the Founders

World Refugee Day

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.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – June

Water, Water, (Challenges) Everywhere… This month we look towards a Glocal (Global & local impact) challenge in society: water. Whether we look at issues with water pollution, access to drinkable water, using water as an energy source, or changing weather patterns; water is impacting us all. The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has declared the

#CelebrateWithDE – Flag Day

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

Using Discourse to Promote a Positive Classroom Culture

Can we expect students to know how to discuss topics with their teachers and each other on a daily basis? Of course we can! When teachers instill a positive classroom culture: Students are respectful of each other, their teacher and of their learning. Students understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others. Students are able to appreciate what

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June 2017: Promoting inventiveness in the classroom

We are all familiar with invention—the process of creating something new and useful. But what about the creativity factors that play a large role in this process? The form of creativity leading to invention is called inventiveness. How can you lead your teachers or colleagues to promote inventiveness in the classroom? The Belin-Blank Center for

#CelebrateWithDE – Butterfly Education & Awareness Day

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

EA Sports: Madden NFL & NFLPA STEM Career Challenge

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See Students require opportunities to see what careers exist beyond their classrooms and community. Students must also understand how STEM factors in each career pathway. The ability to see how student passions and interests can extend to careers in STEM is critical to success in the future. Discovery Education

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