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Financial Literacy Counts – Now More Than Ever

Financial Literacy Counts – Now More Than Ever

Read below as guest blogger Amy Erb, a STEAM teacher at Stallings Elementary in Stallings, NC, highlights her favorite resources from Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids!   Money is all around us – earning, saving, spending, and donating – but most of our kids don’t know what the term ‘financial literacy’ even means. While the skills to make smart money decisions often take years to become

SOS Instructional Strategies for Implementing Human Rights Education with Comprehensive Digital Resources from Speak Truth to Power

Human beings around the world, regardless of age, gender, religion, cultural background, or socioeconomic status, share a set of basic rights and freedoms simply because they are human. Human rights education, at its best, engages and empowers students, helping them to recognize and value their own power in making a difference, as they become the

Stronger Than Hate Challenge Empowers Students to Take Control of Virtual Learning

This week’s blog is written from the perspective of USC Shoah Foundation junior interns, who are part of USC Shoah Foundation’s William P Lauder Junior Intern program.  Please read below for their views on how participation in the Stronger Than Hate Challenge impacts student learning. By Alejandra Casillas, Grace Sandman, Hannah Levy, John Levy and

Parents, Students & Teachers, Explore Digital Resources for Social Emotional Learning

In Recognition of the First International #SELDay, Dive Into Digital Tools to Expand Social-Emotional Wellness  Social–emotional wellness is the secret ingredient that empowers us to build healthy and successful lives for ourselves and enables us to persevere as we navigate the seemingly endless series of complications life throws our way. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is the key to empowering students to build the skills to help them manage their emotions and connect with others in their homes, schools and broader communities. In

Learn to Empower Your Students to Find Their Voice: Explore Professional Development Resources from Speak Truth to Power 

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

#CelebrateWithDE – D-Day

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

#CelebrateWithDE – Memorial Day

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

#CelebrateWithDE – Asian and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month

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

#CelebrateWithDE – Cinco de Mayo

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

Need resources to teach compassion, empathy and tolerance?

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

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