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This Month at DE: July

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Take time this summer to explore and appreciate the world around us with these new July resources from Discovery Education! Find engaging content and activities to keep adventure alive and amplify summer learning for all.

Exploring Our World in Greenland: The High Latitude Community of Qaanaaq

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Visit the settlement of Qaanaaq, Greenland in this short video! Learn about the temperature and climate of this area, and hear locals explain how climate change has impacted the community’s economy and reliance on the environment.

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Kari the Elephant

Grades K-5

Enjoy this latest audiobook addition, Dhan Gopal Mukerji’s tale of a young boy and his elephant as they grow up together in India. Born near Calcutta, author Mukerji was one of the earliest popular Indian writers in the United States, publishing this story in 1922 and winning the Newbery Medal for children’s fiction in 1928.

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Recording Kawaiisu

Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Get a look inside the Kawaiisu tribe as you explore the work of Julie Turner, a Kawaiisu woman who spent sixteen years recording her father speaking their native language. In this video, students can witness the family’s documentation process and learn about the significance of preserving the language.

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The Sayings of Lao Tzu

Grades 9-12

Give students a glimpse into Chinese culture with The Sayings of Lao Tzu Channel. This new channel showcases a compilation of philosopher Lao Tzu’s most profound writings, translated directly from ancient Chinese texts.

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Sponge Animation: Wild Ride through a Sponge

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Take a trip through the canals of a sponge! In this animation from the Shape of Life, students can follow microscopic organisms as they are pulled through the sponge and travel to its “heart,” giving them a fun way to learn about this deceptively complex organism.

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STEM Camp Channel

Grades 3-8

Find fun, fresh ways to spice up summer learning with daily activities in the updated STEM Camp Channel. Each topic provides five days of instructional resources, with daily content offering over three hours of engaging learning activities, hands-on experiences, interactives, and more.

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STEM Unplugged: Making Rock Candy Crystals

Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Learn about the science of candy in this episode of STEM Unplugged from the TGR Foundation. Using materials found around the house, kids can complete a hands-on, at-home experiment to uncover the chemistry behind rock candy and get a quick lesson in seed crystals, solubility, and supersaturation.

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Travel through History: Discover Montreal

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Visit Montreal in this new Travel through History video! Learn about the city’s history and local traditions as you tour some of its most famous attractions, including Mount Royal, the Pointe-à-Callière Museum, the Biodome, and the Notre-Dame Basilica.

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Ignite My Future Emoji Essay

Grades 6-8

Celebrate World Emoji Day on July 17 with this activity from Ignite My Future, developed in partnership with TCS. In this lesson, students will read, analyze, and summarize content within a piece of literature using emojis, capturing the main themes of the text for someone who does not speak the same language.

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We hope you enjoy these new resources and be sure to join us here next month as we gear up for back-to-school with our August theme: New Beginnings!