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This Month at DE: September

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Inspire students to make a difference with new September content from Discovery Education! Whether surfing student-made documentaries or joining this month’s Virtual Field Trips, you’ll find the compelling resources you need to help all learners find their voice, learn from their peers, and create change in their communities.

1600 Sessions Podcast

Grades 6-12

Join the White House Historical Association to dig into the rich history behind the White House and the people who have contributed to its story. From its early construction to the Founding Fathers and the first protesters to picket its gates, learn more about one of our country’s most significant symbols and the movements and traditions that continue to shape our nation.

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BYkids

All Grade Levels

Hear the stories of young changemakers who shine light on significant aspects of their identities in the BYkids Channel. Learners will meet students from around the world as they provide insight on their racial and ethnic identities, country of origin, religious beliefs, abilities, and cultural affiliations. Best of all, each young activist films and directs their own documentary from a first-hand perspective.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

All Grade Levels

Get ready for Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) and find resources to help you celebrate the identities, experiences, culture, and history of Latin Americans all year with the revamped Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Channel! Introduce students to Latin American leaders and changemakers, learn about Hispanic traditions and culture, and explore a collection of available Spanish resources.

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Curiosity and Your World

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Use this activity from our Social-Emotional Learning Coalition to help students build their capacity to connect to the world around them, ask questions to further their knowledge, and extend their understanding through utilizing their own communities. While the embedded activity challenges students to look closely at aspects or issues within their own community, the structure included can be used with a variety of texts, photographs, objects, or artwork.

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Make the most of September with timely content, tools, and events! View the latest updates and featured content in our This Month at DE Studio Board.

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John Lewis on Rights and Justice and America

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

Watch this video on the National Archives Foundation’s conversation on rights and justices with former United States Congressman John Lewis. Teach students to stand up for what they believe in as Lewis reminds Americans to continue fighting for justice and democracy.

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September Virtual Field Trips

Grades 5, 6-8, 9-12

Join us live for one (or all) of five September Virtual Field Trips or watch them on-demand after their premieres! Explore our Virtual Field Trip page to learn more about each experience and the amazing partners who help create them. No matter which one you choose you’ll find more ways to elevate engagement with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned, hands-on learning activities.

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The Truth is Powerful

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Watch this video from Self-Evident Media as it examines the creation and weaponization of race and tells the story of Sojourner Truth, a self-emancipated enslaved woman who later became a traveling preacher. The program closely analyzes the different versions of her famous speech given at an 1851 feminist anti-slavery meeting and stresses the need for Black stories to be told through a firsthand lens.

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What is a Worry Habit?

Grades 3-5, 6-8

Watch a teen journalist interview psychologist and author Dr. Susan Heilter while reporting on the effects of the “worry habit,” a harmful habit which causes people from living in the moment. See how this loop of worry prevents people from making plans and leads to anxiety and stress before finding ways to break the cycle.

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Enjoy these new resources and be sure to join us here next month as we kick off our October theme: Culture & Celebrations!