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
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
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
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
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.
Harness the energy that spring often brings and celebrate new beginnings and creative activities with your students. Consider a special spring project to do as a class. You might plant a real or craft garden; make bunches of paper flowers to deliver to the office, a younger classroom, or anyone on campus who may enjoy
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
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