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#CelebrateWithDE – Women’s Equality Day

#CelebrateWithDE – Women’s Equality Day

On August 26, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day to commemorate the many strides citizens of the United States have made to ensure that women enjoy equal rights and equal treatment under the law. This date was chosen because it marks the anniversary of the day in 1920 when the 19th amendment was certified, granting women

How St. Vrain Valley Schools Became a STEM Leader

Discovery Education’s latest article is a deep dive into St. Vrain Valley Schools, a Colorado school district with a powerful story of reinvention. Read the introduction below and then download the full article for free. St. Vrain Valley Schools in Colorado is on a roll. In just under a decade, the district of 32,000 students

Celebrate the Solar Eclipse with these Classroom Resources

A total solar eclipse will be visible on a special path across the United States on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. This astronomical event is a rare opportunity to witness the awesome beauty and power of our sun and consider the science and math that makes a total solar eclipse possible. The path of totality will

#CelebrateWithDE – Pythagorean Theorem Day

August 2017 has STEM on the brain. A few days in advance of a total solar eclipse, mathematicians everywhere will be celebrating Pythagorean Theorem Day, August 15, 2017, one of the rare dates that lines up with the theorem. The date illustrates the theorem, which states that, in a right triangle, the square of the

Fifteen Ideas to Start the Year with a STEM Culture

Getting Started with Building a STEM Culture As another school year kicks off, it’s important to examine simple ways to integrate STEM into classroom culture. We put together a collection of STEMtastic ideas to start the year with strategies, tools, and resources that will help build STEM in the classroom. At Discovery Education, STEM is

Developing Responsible Citizens with Social Studies Techbook

Social studies instructors know why understanding the foundations of civic life is important. But demonstrating that to students isn’t always easy. Our new white paper, “Developing Responsible Citizens with Social Studies Techbook,” examines research-based classroom practices to show how modern social studies instruction that leverages a digital platform can engage students, helping to prepare them

Phelps vs. Shark: New Techbook and Streaming Resources Available Now

What scientific factors would help decide a race between the Olympic Games’ most accomplished swimmer and the world’s most efficient predator? Students and teachers can now explore this question and more with the arrival of Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White digital resources in Science Techbook™ and Discovery Education Streaming Plus. Subscribers can access

Why True STEM Learning Begins at Home

By Jonathan Gerlach — International Consultant for STEM Education Initiatives, Discovery Education Though there has been an increased focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) skills recently, the ideals of STEM education were a recurring priority in education years before the term was first coined by the National Science Foundation in 2001. In the

Using the 4th to Teach Interpretation

Did you know that the legal separation of the 13 Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2nd? The Declaration of Independence was formally approved by Congress two days later, on July 4th, 1776. Indeed, John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail that July 2nd, “will be the most memorable epoch in the history of

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