Based on the dedicated action of Richard Wright, an American citizen and former slave, National Freedom Day was established in 1948 to celebrate the spirit of freedom on which the United States of America was founded. Encourage your students to understand and celebrate the freedoms afforded to citizens of the U.S. on February 1, using
Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, is celebrated on the new moon that falls between 21st January and 20th February. This year, Chinese New Year falls on January, 28th and welcomes in the Year of the Rooster. The festival both celebrates the hard work of the previous year, and for individuals to wish for
The inauguration is a ceremony to mark the beginning of a new four-year term for the President of the United States. It takes place on January 20th where, at noon ET, the Chief Justice administers the oath to the president. Use the Discovery Education resources below to discover more about the history of the inauguration
The first day of winter, or Winter Solstice, falls on December 21, 2016. It’s a great time to use imagery to engage your students in all their core areas. We have some ideas for using some specific teaching strategies along with winter-related content to strengthen literacy skills. If you want to focus all your attention
In 1941, just eight days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 15 to be Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Help students understand the Bill of Rights and dig into each of the first ten amendments though Discovery Education
Implementing a powerful STEM education program can be an enormous challenge. Today’s educators must capture students’ attentions, develop their problem-solving skills, and prepare them for the challenging 21st-century careers to come. To achieve that, school districts need to know that they’re using tools proven to be effective. So it was with great honor that we
World Soil Day, celebrated annually on December 5, is a global day to raise awareness of the importance of soil as a critical component of our ecosystem.
There’s a lot more to mathematics education than memorizing formulas and equations. Discovery Education wants to show students that math is at work all around us — that includes all the action on the court. We have teamed up with the NBA to create new, basketball-focused problems for Math Techbook, Discovery Education’s digital textbook series. These
The Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of World War I, begun on July 1, 1916 and ended on November 18, 1916. It was fought with an all-volunteer force and the most troops Britain had ever sent into battle. Britain, France, and their allies hoped to move German forces from their
Learn how water in your backyard is tied to polar bears in the Arctic. Through this virtual field trip, students understand the global world of ice and water and why its conservation is so important to all creatures, not just polar bears.