By Rita Mortensen, Educational Technology Coach, Verona Area School District Discovery Education and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights are providing the opportunity for teachers to access free professional development resources dedicated to empowering our students to find their voice. This curriculum is coming at a time when we see more and more youth getting involved with causes they are passionate
Mark D-Day on June 6, by remembering what was a stake and what was at risk. The largest amphibious military operation in history at the time Operation Overlord (also known as D-Day) invaded German-occupied Normandy on June 6, 1944. Commemorate the somber occasion with resources that include a video review of the mission and original
This Memorial Day, honor the members of the military and especially those who have given their lives in service to our country. Use Discovery Education’s Content Collection and special Celebrate with DE video to give students a deep understanding of the meaning and celebration of the holiday. Then, dive into the specific resources we’ve selected
Join all Americans in celebrating the history and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders in this country. This month is a great time to let your students explore the islands’ geographies and history and discover the accomplishments of people who came from this amazing area of the world. We’ve selected special resources that define the
It’s time to celebrate the strength of the Mexican people by commemorating their victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla. It’s Cinco de Mayo! Traditionally celebrated with Mexican food, dancing, games, and stories, this holiday is a reminder of the rich heritage of Mexico and the long history of the fight for independence
Empower Students to Make Positive Change In Their World and Be Eligible for $10,000 in Prizing Across the country, students are standing up for what they believe in and making powerful changes in their communities. You have the opportunity to support this next generation of activists and allies to counter hate, inspire respect, and make
Lauri Vitale shares how she used SOS: They Said What? and SOS Multiple Perspectives to help her students look at historical events through several different viewpoints.
Whether you are asking students to analyze a historical photograph, order events in a chronological progression, or compare primary source documents written during a specific time period, teaching social studies means immersing students in learning about people and their relationships with one another and the world. The Spotlight on Strategies (CDN Version) series offers many opportunities for students to investigate different perspectives, explore new ideas, and develop understanding of the progression of events over time.
Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with DE! Dr. King is arguably America’s most well-known civil rights leader and activist, praised for his nonviolent approach to protest and change. Students continue to be drawn to his words, actions, and legacy and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a great time to help them study
The day that would live in infamy, December 7, 1941, saw the attack on Pearl Harbor that drew the United States into World War II. We mark the day with remembrance each year and remember the people who served and those who lost their lives in the attack. Help your students understand the historical context