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World Soil Day

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. Help students understand the importance of soil and discover career opportunities in soil science with these Discovery Education Streaming and Science Techbook resources.

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Explore the World of Copper with Dig Into Mining!

Tune in on December 13, as we give middle school students an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the copper industry. Now with a NEW flexible format, featuring segments at the top of each hour from 11am - 2pm EST, you can customize your viewing experience! Register Today

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Join Discovery Education in remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Together, students across the country will gather to watch President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech to Congress at the exact moment the first bomb struck 75 years ago. Find Out More

#DESTEMChat - Tech's True Place in STEM

Our November #DESTEMChat will be debunking the myths of the T in STEM. Join us on November 30, 8:00 PM (ET) to dive into ideas of how to use Tech in effective instructional ways, instead of as just the shiny object to engage students. Visit us on twitter at hashtag #DESTEMChat to participate. Find Out More

Give Thanks this Thanksgiving...

Most Americans are familiar with the traditions of Thanksgiving. In fact, beyond the earliest grades, many students can recite the story of the Pilgrims and could create a shopping list for a Thanksgiving dinner. This thanksgiving, use these featured resources to take a fresh look at some of our Thanksgiving lore. Explore Now

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NBA & Discovery Education Team Up On Interactive Math Problems

The NBA and Discovery Education launched a new partnership that deepens middle and high school students’ engagement in mathematics nationwide by combining the passion for professional basketball with key math concepts. The collaboration includes interactive math problems with real-time NBA and WNBA statistics, game footage, highlights and player images, which have been integrated into Discovery Education’s Math Techbook™, a digital textbook that transforms the way students and teachers experience math through real-world problems.
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STEMinar Live

Learn simple strategies from fellow STEM innovators on developing STEM culture in the classroom. This month our guests Jessica Vasquez from Randolph Howell Elementary, TN and Erin Leone from Bernard Middle School, MD will share how they incorporate STEM into their day-to-day practice.
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Starting Soon: STEM on the Tundra Virtual Experience

Tune in at 12:00 ET to see how different teams on the tundra are utilizing STEM skills to support a global conversation and make a positive impact for polar bears. We’ll learn why you don't need to be a scientist to practice the core values of STEM. And, we will see some cool jobs that you might not typically consider when you think about the tundra
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100th Anniversary of the End of the Battle of the Somme

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. Mark the 100th anniversary of the end of this battle, which had the most casualties in one day of any battle in history, with primary source video and images.
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Scientist or Guinea Pig: Science in Space - Event

Do you like being poked, prodded, and analyzed? If you said “yes,” then you may have a future as an astronaut. In this episode of STEM in 30, from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, NASA astronaut Anna Fisher will discuss her experience in the first class of astronauts to include women and her work with the robotic arm as well as her background in medicine and how NASA keeps up with the health of the astronaut corps. Join us on Wednesday, November 16 at 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM ET.
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Your #AmericaRecyclesDay Resources Are Here!

Take meaningful action on America Recycles Day by utilizing Life of a Can’s brand new resources. Find an engaging video featuring the National Hockey League’s Andrew Ference, a full, interactive lesson plan, downloadable classroom and family activities, AND a toolkit to for starting a recycling program at your school! Explore why just ONE can matters today.
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Live from the Tundra Virtual Experience

#CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, MB for the annual polar bear migration. Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and learn more about the careers open to you on the tundra.
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NEW Program Aims to Spread Kindness in Classrooms Nationwide

Random Acts of Kindness Foundation and Discovery Education have teamed up to empower the education community to make the world a better place by cultivating kindness in their classrooms. Expertly curated collections of lesson plans, activities, and videos provide everything you need to integrate kindness concepts in your daily instruction.
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Veterans Day

We have been hearing a lot about the best ways to safeguard freedom and maintain global relations, so it is an especially good time to focus on men and women who have served. Discovery Education has resources about these commemorations for all ages and in many different formats. Explore these resources from Discovery Education Streaming and Social Studies Techbook for ways to discuss with your students.
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2016 Election Results

Explore the 2016 presidential election with resources covering the Clinton and Trump campaigns as well as in-depth features on the electoral college and the American election system.
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Did you know National Bison Day is November 5?

National Bison Day is an annual commemoration of the ecological, cultural, historical, and economic contribution of the American bison to the United States. Observed the first Saturday in November, 2016 marks the first National Bison Day with the bison’s elevated status as Official National Mammal.
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WIN a trip to the Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit in Washington, DC!  

We are sending 3 Student/Teacher delegations to witness history in Washington, DC this January! Envision’s Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit, Jan 18-22, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to play a role in their future, hear from inspirational speakers, attend the 58th Presentational Inauguration on the National Mall, and collaborate with fellow future leaders and teachers! Vote for your school daily and check out the series of standards-aligned classroom resources to engage your students in the election process. Contest closes Nov. 15th.
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Electoral College

The role the Electoral College plays in the election of the President and Vice President of the United States often surprises people. Explore the Electoral College in more detail and help your students understand this complex situation with these Discovery Education resources
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See What's Happening in November

Each month we’ll be highlighting key Discovery Education resources, lesson starters, webinars and live events thematically tied to special events, celebrations, or commemorations that you may be teaching in your classrooms. See what's coming up in November including Election Day, a virtual field trip to the arctic, Veterans Day and more.
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Win $5k for Your School Garden!

The Let it Grow Contest is in full bloom! Enter your middle school and vote daily for a chance to win a $5,000 agriculture grant, a winner celebration and more.
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Election Day Virtual Viewing Party

This election day, #CelebrateWithDE as classrooms across the country come together for a Virtual Viewing Party. Join the discussion about the history of the United States’ democratic process and explore how the President is elected.
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Register Today for the Dig Into Mining Virtual Field Trip!

Join us on December 13th for a day of learning and take your class behind the scenes of a working copper mine! At the top of each hour, from 11am ET - 2pm ET, we will highlight a different phase of copper recovery and answers questions live with Freeport-McMoRan professionals.
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Spook-tacular Halloween Resources

From exploring the origins of Halloween to the spookiest tales from the masters of horror, students will scream for these Discovery Education resources.
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Batter Up! Baseball Resources

Whether your favorite team has made it this far or you’re watching for the historic win, with a combined 176 years without a championship, the two teams playing this week are both eager to end the drought with a series victory. While this stretch of games will sure to be one for the books, there are plenty of other history-making baseball events to share in your classroom.
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Do your students know when and how to say something?

Discovery Education is proud to join Sandy Hook Promise for Say Something week, October 24-28. Teach your 6-12 grade students how to look for warning signs, signals and threats from a peer who might be planning to hurt themselves or someone else, and to say something to a trusted adult to get help and save a life.
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Resources for Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week (Oct 23-31) is a week dedicated to educating youth and encouraging participation in drug prevention activities. From resources for discussing difficult topics to a live virtual field trip in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency, Discovery Education has modern resources to raise awareness of the impact of drugs and alcohol and to empower students to make positive choices.
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Happening Soon! AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip

There's still time to register! Join us today at 1p.m. EST, as we go behind the scenes at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich. Meet engineers, technical specialists, designers and many others who rely on advanced technologies to help solve practical challenges faced in agriculture.
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Have You Registered for FallVirtCon?

Join inspiring educators in collaborative conversations as they discuss their experiences and share practical strategies for how they’ve embraced digital in the classroom through Discovery Education services and beyond.
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Warning, Take Only As Directed

Hear from the editor of Warning, Take Only As Directed, a short musical about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, about why she created this resource and how you can discuss this often overlooked topic with your students.
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Live Virtual Field Trip Next Tuesday

Start lifesaving conversations in your classroom with Operation Prevention: The Science Behind Opioid Addiction. Join DEA agents and expert scientists in this live student town hall as they answer your students' questions about drugs and addiction on October 25 at 1PM ET/10AM PT. This topic is too important to ignore - start the conversation today.
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#DESTEMChat - STEM in all communitiies

Join us on October 26 at 8:00PM (ET) for #DESTEMChat. This month we'll be chatting about STEM in rural and urban communities and the local career possibilities our students need to know! We will be joined by Hannah Neuenschwander - Soybean Production Associate for Monsanto and STEM AgVocate.
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See Why Joan Loves Techbook

Meet Joan and James. They're both teachers, and they both love their jobs. The difference? James struggles to keep his kids engaged, while Joan's students actually look forward to coming to her class. That's because Joan is using Techbook™ from Discovery Education.
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Congratulations to Maanasa Mendu - America's 2016 Top Young Scientist!

Maanasa Mendu of Mason, Ohio has been named the winner of the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge! Maanasa's invention, HARVEST, is a bio-inspired energy device that harvests vibrations and solar power to create energy. She hopes her invention can tap into the potential of wind and solar to provide a globally applicable, cost-effective energy source. Congratulations to Maanasa and all of our exceptional finalists who competed in this year's Young Scientist Challenge!
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Economics are the star in this mini-doc series

What do algae biofuel, millennial-run farms, and Cuban restaurants have in common? They’re all reshaping the world’s economic structure as we know it. Econ Essentials and Seeker Stories have partnered to transport your class around the globe and show economics in action. Tune-in and download the companion guide to start the discussion today.
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Bring Virtual Realty into your Classroom

Discovery Education now offers teachers the opportunity to engage your students with 360 degrees of real world video content to take them to new depths, new heights, and a whole new immersive level of learning - be part of this exciting journey and get started today!
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Life of a Can: Brand New Recycling Education Program Launch!

NHL’s Andrew Ference explains to your class why recycling just ONE can really does matter. Explore the power of recycling and learn about the never-ending lifecycle of an aluminum can with digital and downloadable classroom resources, a family activity, and an engaging video, all available now from Life of a Can!
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Powerful Practices: The Instructional Leadership Experience

This exclusive professional development opportunity for superintendents and instructional leaders explores strategies that make a difference in moving teachers to best practice. Join leading superintendents and curriculum leaders, for this free one-day conference to explore equitable and effective strategies that yield results. Engage in rich discussions about personalized learning, formative assessment, disciplinary literacy, and student engagement. Discover powerful digital instructional practices that can enhance math, science and social studies classrooms.
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950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings

October 14 marks the 950th anniversary of Normandy defeating England at the Battle of Hastings. Following the battle, William marched on to London and declared himself king, beginning a three-century Norman occupation of England, Wales, and Scotland. Streaming and Social Studies Techbook users - search "1066" to find resources about this important era in European History.
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The Let it Grow Contest is Now Open to Educators for a Chance to WIN a $5,000 Ag Grant!

The Let It Grow contest encourages educators and community adults to nominate a middle school of their choice, and vote daily for the chance to win a $5,000 agriculture grant! Enter today and your school could win funding to be used towards a school garden or gardening supplies, an introduction to a local agronomist, and more!
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Starting at 1PM ET Today! #EggFarmVFT

Don't forget to tune-in live as we explore sustainability on a working poultry farm at 1PM ET. Tweet us your questions and photos during the live event using #EggFarmVFT. See you on the farm!
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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Check Out These Autumnal Resources

For many, Autumn marks the time of year that the weather begins to cool, leaves turn brilliant shades of red and orange, and every food, drink, and candle is flavored with pumpkin spice. But what causes these phenomena to occur? Explore more with these Discovery Education resources.
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Introducing Classroom Collaborative Projects

Grow students’ creative, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills with these new collaborative projects. Each project includes resources for building background knowledge, authentic investigations with collaborative data sets, and learning extensions with STEM activities.
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Most threats of violence or suicide are known by at least 1 other person BEFORE the incident takes place

Say Something teaches students, grades 6-12, how to look for warning signs, signals and threats - especially in social media - from a peer who might be planning to hurt themselves or someone else and to say something to a trusted adult to get help and save a life.
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Hispanic Heritage Month

Continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Discovery Education resources and strategies. This collection highlights cultural traditions that are often practiced to celebrate the month.
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Starting Soon: Tune-in to Blast Off with the #GenBeyondVFT!

LIVE Today at 1 PM EST: Discover the latest in deep space exploration technology and meet STEM professionals designing missions to an asteroid, Jupiter, and Mars. Don't miss this opportunity to connect STEM concepts with real-world applications and inspire the next deep space pioneers!
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You Could Save A Life from Opioid Misuse

It’s too important to ignore. Join DEA agents and expert scientists on October 25, at 1PM ET/10am PT in this live student town hall as they answer your students’ questions about drugs and addiction. With a growing epidemic of opioid misuse among teens, this is a chance to kick start lifesaving conversations in your classroom.
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WIN a Trip to the Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.!

We are sending 3 Student/teacher delegations to witness history in Washington, D.C. this January! Envision's Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit, January 18-22, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to play a role in their future, hear from inspirational speakers, attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration on the National Mall, and collaborate with fellow future leaders and teachers! Vote for your school daily and check out the the series of standards-aligned classroom resources to engage your students in the election process. Contest closes November 5th.
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See What's Happening In October

Each month we’ll be highlighting key Discovery Education resources, lesson starters, webinars and live events thematically tied to special events, celebrations, or commemorations that you may be teaching in your classrooms.
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#CelebratewithDE - World Space Week

World Space Week, celebrated October 4 – 10, 2016, is an annual international celebration of science and technology. Explore these Discovery Education Streaming and Science Techbook resources and introduce your students to the wonder of space exploration.
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Register for Fall VirtCon, our Virtual Professional Learning Conference

This free and flexible professional learning opportunity is anchored around actionable conversations with your fellow educators. Whether you’re a new or veteran teacher, just beginning to use Discovery Education services or are a digital resources expert, continue your learning journey at Fall VirtCon 2016.
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