Giving thanks is a timeless act, but the Thanksgiving holiday has a history that includes many true and tall tales. Take some time this year to let your students learn one of the classic stories of an early Thanksgiving feast shared by the Wampanoag and the Pilgrims. Featured Resources Content Collection: Thanksgiving Discovery Education Streaming
Join Discovery Education for our Veterans Day Virtual Viewing Party this Thursday, November 9, 2017. In addition to the planned activities around the event, give your students a special view into the history of our nation’s efforts to honor and remember our veterans in all conflicts. These collected resources are a sampling of addresses given
From September 15 through October 15, we’ll be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. It’s a time to recognize and highlight the many significant contributions to culture and progress Hispanic people have made. When you celebrate with your students, there will be a lot to choose from: the arts, science, civics…. This post
On September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, PA. Defining the structure of the country’s government and carefully laying out a balance of power, the Constitution is a living document that relies on an informed and engaged citizenry to maintain its influences on our society.
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, a date that marks the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile, and Belize also celebrate their independence in September. Explore these Discovery Education resources and celebrate the culture, history, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino
Celebrate the achievements of workers throughout history with resources and ideas for exploring Labor Day. Established as a national holiday in 1894, Labor Day recognizes workers and the labor movement. Today, the holiday is marked with parades, news stories, and personal celebrations on the first Monday in September. Featured Resource Content Collection: Labor Day Grades
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.
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
May 21, 2018 marks the 76th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s solo transatlantic flight. With the recent success of Hidden Figures and the handoff of the command of the International Space Station to NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson in 2017, there is plenty to celebrate about women in flight! In fact, Sally Ride’s birthday is coming up
International Museum Day is approaching! If we go by the dictionary definition of museum – “a building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored or exhibited” – your classroom could easily be considered a museum with a few pointed activities. (Also, if we look at the dictionary entry for “museum,”