Born on June 27, 1880, Helen Keller is known for her determination and accomplishments. An early illness left her deaf and blind, but she went on to great things, including being the first deaf and blind person to earn a B.A. To celebrate her upcoming birthday, encourage your students to learn about her life and
This week’s SOS story comes to us via Jessica Zepik, the DEN Ambassador Lead for South Madison Community Schools in Pendleton, IN. Jessica shared that the South Madison Community Schools Director of Instruction and Staff Development challenged teachers across the district to see which school could have the most participation in this spring’s Discovery Education SOS 6-week challenge. East Elementary won the challenge, and are excited to receive the district reward of funding to go toward developing a Makerspace in their elementary library! Four of the teachers from East Elementary have shared how they used SOS strategies to win this exciting challenge.
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 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.
Stay up-to-date with all the resources, events, programs, and tools – brought to you by your Discovery Education Community. Community Update At-a-Glance Generation Beyond Winners Middle School students were challenged to design a habitation module that would dock with Orion to one day carry astronauts to Mars. Congratulations to this years winners from Edison,
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
The last frontier on Earth: oceans. In a message to Congress in 1961, President Kennedy said, “Knowledge of the oceans is more than a matter of curiosity. Our very survival may hinge upon it.” June is Oceans Month, so we’re celebrating the natural curiosity we all seem to have about oceans and their importance to
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
Stay up-to-date with all the resources, events, programs, and tools – brought to you by your Discovery Education Community. Community Update At-a-Glance Stream On… This page that provides you with a preview of some of the great upcoming enhancements to Discovery Education streaming. Join the New Community Site We celebrated our 1,000th member of our brand
We love to celebrate our community. Each year we ask our community to submit names that deserve special recognition. The 2017 DENny awards featured some of the very best people in our community. And here are the winners: Expertise: Renee Henderson. Prince George County, Maryland. “I have worked with Renee for the past 8 years and