This Month at DE: Storytelling
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This Month at DE: January

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What’s your favorite story? Start the new year with tons of new resources diving into the world of storytelling. Students will get started with the basics from Grammaropolis, check out modern twists on classic fairy tales from The Fable Cottage, and explore how to tell stories in science and math with simulations from PhET!

Featured PartnerPhET Interactive Simulations

We’re excited to introduce PhET Interactive Simulations as our featured partner for January! Founded in 2002 by Nobel laureate Care Wieman, the PhET project project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates engaging interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and spark curiosity through intuitive, game-like environments where students learn through exploration and discovery.

Dive into these new, intriguing interactives in the dedicated PhET Channel. Let students experiment with electronics, check out complex collisions, or play with planet positions and gravitational forces. Get started with the fun John Travoltage simulation or click the button below to see the full channel.

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The Fable Cottage

Grades K-2, 3-5

We’ve added more classics to our Fable Cottage Channel! Students can now enjoy Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff—via standard reading passages or audiobooks!

The Fable Cottage breathes new life into traditional tales as they are lovingly retold in modern language. Nearly all stories are available in audiobook, reading passage, or video format, ensuring there’s something for every learner.

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FUTURE U. by Boeing

Grades 6-12

FUTURE U. provides educators the tools they need to inspire their students to use creativity, collaboration, persistence, and problem-solving skills to change and improve their world. Gear toward students in grades 6-12, FUTURE U. uses hands-on, experiential learning to ignite excitement and inspire today’s learners to become tomorrow’s innovators.

Check out the new Testing the Limits Virtual Field Trip and Educator Companion Guide to get started with these compelling resources from Boeing. Take students behind-the-scenes at Boeing test centers across the U.S., where engineers are pushing the boundaries of aerospace to create the innovative products and systems of the future.

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Grades 3-5

Discover the wonders of grammar with our new content partner Grammaropolis! Browse dozens of resources for grades 3-5, including Punctuation.?! and The Colon: The Great Organizer.

Through a combination of music videos and vignettes, Grammaropolis helps students learn about grammar concepts with engaging visuals and storytelling. In this imaginative metropolis, punctuation and parts of speech are personified based on the roles they play in a sentence. This helps build foundations for success as students learn to draw critical connections to grammar through dozens of memorable videos and songs using characters that align with core concepts.

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Innovation Generation Trade Champions Challenge

Grades 9-12

Fuel student passion and creativity with the Innovation Generation Trade Champions Challenge! Encourage high school students to focus on their future by asking them to create a 30-60 second video submission directed at their peers about why they aspire to be a trade professional and/or why they are passionate about the trade career they’re currently following. One lucky student will win a $15,000 grand prize and a Stanley Black & Decker Prize Pack!

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2022.

Innovation Generation knows there’s a maker in everyone. Created in partnership between Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education, Innovation Generation aims to engage and excite educators and students in grades 6-10 while empowering the makers within.

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Making a New Life: The Strength of a Refugee Virtual Field Trip

Grades 3-5

Watch this on-demand Virtual Field Trip that goes into the history and legacy of Kindertransport while exploring what it means to be a refugee. By learning how they adjust to their new homes, cultures, and communities, students will step into the shoes of a refugee and celebrate the strength people can have in times of great change.

The USC Shoah Foundation – Institute for Visual History and Education is dedicated to making audio-visual interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides a compelling voice for education and action. Inspire advocacy and empathy with this powerful content, which includes Virtual Field Trips, testimonies, student activities, and more.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Channel

Grades K-12

Check out our revamped Martin Luther King Jr. Day Channel full of content about this important historical figure who led and inspired many to demand equal rights. Find a plethora of resources to help teach students about the impact of Dr. King, how he advocated for peaceful resistance to unfair laws, and how his legacy continues to inspire people around the world to work for freedom and equality.

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We hope you enjoy these exciting new resources and join us here for next month’s theme: Content We Love!