This April, make a difference on planet Earth – and in your lessons! Whether you’re reflecting on your impact on our planet for Earth Day or reading poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month, Discovery Education has timely content for a month full of exciting classroom activities.
Did you know DNA Day is April 25? Inspire students in grades 6-12 to unlock the power of genomics and impact the future with DNA Decoded, a collection of ready-to-go, standards-aligned lessons from the Illumina Foundation and Discovery Education. For students in grades 9-12, bring biotechnology out of the laboratory and into the classroom with ready-to-use resources from Genetech and Discovery Education’s Futurelab+.
Enjoy Earth Day on April 22 with Discovery Education’s unique collection of engaging activities all about our home planet and how to make a meaningful difference in protecting it. Celebrate sustainability in your classroom with Virtual Field Trips, lessons, activities, and On-Demand Events brought to you by DE!
Financial Literacy Month
Find ways to infuse financial literacy into your lessons for Financial Literacy Month! Check out DE’s Financial Literacy Channel, Money Channel, and other resources to equip students in grades K-12 with the knowledge, tools, and practice they need to make informed financial decisions that help them reach their goals and dreams.
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)
Honor Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) on April 17 and 18 with resources from the USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education. The Teaching with Testimony: USC Shoah Foundation Channel has student activities, lessons, Virtual Field Trips, and audio-visual interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides.
Find more timely tools and resources to support your daily lessons!
National Poetry Month
Did you know April is National Poetry Month? Look into the 5 essential elements of poetry and how poets use them in Wonderscape’s new video, Literature Kids: Studying Black Poets. Next, delve into Discovery Education’s Poetry Channel to learn about groundbreaking poets from history and about how everyday people—including students—can use poetry to convey feelings and enrich their lives.
International Day of Human Space Flight
Take your students to the stars with NASA’s newest video, Windows on Earth: Night Lights! Use this video to look at Earth from above for International Day of Human Space Flight on April 12, and expand your perspective from Earth, to the solar system, and to the edges of space with Discovery Education’s Space Channel.
World Health Day
Help students build a healthy future for World Health Day on April 7! Explore the Health Channel’s collection of high-quality K-12 resources about wellness, the science of the human body, positive behaviors, healthy eating, life and health skills, and more. Create agents of change and inspire students in grades 6-8 to embrace health equity and confront the realities of global health inequities with creative solutions through resources from Takeda and Discovery Education’s Better Health in Action.