Did you know that in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, most small towns and rural areas had a one-room school? If you’ve never read or watched Little House on the Prairie, you may not be familiar with the term, but a one room school is exactly what it sounds like…a single free standing building
You’ve probably heard of the famed ’49ers. Not the football team, but the miners who flocked to California in 1849, to harvest that state’s riches….but did you know that the first major gold rush was actually in Georgia? It happened in the Blue Ridge Mountains, in a small North Georgia town, now known as Dahlonega.
As you probably know, Lady Liberty was a gift from France to the US…but did you know that she has a 35 foot waistline? The Statue of Liberty’s dedication ceremony was held on Thursday, October 28, 1886. She’s over 111 feet tall (not counting the pedestal), she is made of copper (the green is due to weathering),
Did you know that George Washington Carver invented over 100 uses for the peanut? He is also known for pioneering crop rotation in the United States. Besides being a scientist, botanist, and inventor, Carver was also a teacher. George Washington Carver was believed to be born in 1864, but his exact birth date is unknown.
Discovery Education hosted Techbook Academy for its employees yesterday and today. Discovery Education High School Science Techbook and Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook are the focus of this two day event. These products are the next “it” thing in the education industry, and are awe-inspiring. My colleagues and I got this great opportunity and we
Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. From the Producers of the Academy-Award® nominated film WAR/DANCE and Executive Producer Eva Longoria, THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA, provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these children who struggle
All of you history buffs and world studies teachers know that Tuesday, March 8 marked the 67th anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe, essentially ending all forms of combat in the European theater. A momentous occasion, the victory signified the fall of Adolf Hitler’s wildly ambitious aims to expand the influence of the Third
Are you curious about the DEN’s presence at ASCD? Wonder no longer. Here’s the schedule of featured and concurrent speakers and what’s going on in the Discovery Corporate Room. They include a stellar list with Opening Keynote Reed Timmer, Hall Davidson, Steve Dembo, Jannita Demian, Shanika Hope, Susanne Meixsell, Brad Fountain, Jason Altman, and Ginny Washburne.
In the first breakout session at the DEN Pre-con in Hershey, presenter Elizabeth Shotwell readily admitted hating social studies in high school because it was just memorizing facts. It was a History of Civilization class in college and a professor who said that history was just the “juiciest gossip” that got passed down through the
Black History Month is important for all students no matter their race. African American history is in fact American history. Help your students understand the importance of some of the extraordinary individuals of African American History by putting a fun spin on the lesson. Lesson Title: Invention Convention: A Look into African American History Ask