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#CelebrateWithDE – Earth Day

#CelebrateWithDE – Earth Day

There are so many ways to celebrate Earth Day and Discovery Education has resources whether you are focusing on air, water, land, or animals. If you want to join the Earth Day Network in this year’s focus, turn your students’ attention towards the goal of ending plastic pollution with these resources about plastic, including its

#CelebrateWithDE – Friday the 13th

Triskaidekaphobia: the fear of the number 13. It’s a great word to say, spell, and study. Find out if your students are nervous about Friday the 13th and then look into superstitions and good luck charms. If you want to embrace the day, Discovery Education has plenty of creepy and spine-tingling content to keep your

#CelebrateWithDE – National School Librarian Day & National Library Month

As Hermione does in the Harry Potter series, “When in doubt, go to the library.” Libraries are rich with treasures: books, people, magazines, movies, newspapers, computers, meeting rooms, study carrels, notices, used books. The list goes on and on. School and communities can be strengthened by great libraries and librarians are wonderful guides to a

#CelebrateWithDE – April Fools’ Day

Keep it light and kind and April Fools’ Day can be a great time to play some tricks on your students and encourage them to get in on the fun. We’ve collected some resources that talk about the history of the holiday, get students moving, and highlight how even animals engage in trickery. LEARN The

#CelebrateWithDE – The Legacy of Stephen Hawking

Explore the universe through the mind of the late Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s most brilliant scientists, through video segments from the Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking series. Featured Resource   Stephen Hawking (Canadian Version) Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Resources Experience the 35 resources in this

#CelebrateWithDE – World Poetry Day

Provide your students with a fun and engaging entry into poetry to celebrate World Poetry Day. Although poetry can sometimes be difficult to understand or appreciate, these resources showcase some of the most interesting and accessible work by famous poets and then suggest some activities that will help students practice writing poetry about familiar topics.

#CelebrateWithDE – St. Patrick’s Day

Although St. Patrick’s Day originally marked the day of St. Patrick’s death on March 17, 461, it was changed by people who emigrated from Ireland to celebrate all things Irish. The secular holiday celebrates the many cultural traditions of the Irish! Featured Event Virtual Viewing Party: St. Patrick’s Day Discovery Education Streaming Grades K-2, 3-5,

#CelebrateWithDE – Pi Day

It’s time to celebrate the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, otherwise known as Pi. The infinite number is commonly shortened to 3.14 so mere humans can wrap their heads around it. We started giving Pi its due on 3/14/1988, the first national Pi Day, and have been eating pie and

#CelebrateWithDE – Daylight Saving

Daylight Saving is back just as reliably as the rotation of the earth around the sun. Go beyond the clocks and the controversy to take a closer look at the star at the center of it all: Daylight. Whether helping us see more clearly or warming the planet or adding a little something special to

#CelebrateWithDE – International Women’s Day

According to the campaign, “International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.” In honor of this mission, we’ve selected one resource from each category and suggest a few ways to celebrate this important day

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