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Discovery Education and the NBA have teamed up to create dynamic, action-packed resources that help students explore the world through the excitement of basketball. Immersive virtual field trips, interactive tools, and one-on-one interviews help students make clear connections to the subjects they’re learning. Career videos, game footage and stats, and buzzer-beating content are embedded throughout this premier collection to drive engagement, deepen understanding, and develop future-ready skills.

See the impact that just one voice can have.

Join the National Basketball Association (NBA), Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and Discovery Education (DE) as we partner together on a five-part series called NBA and WNBA Game Changers.

Each monthly episode features notable current or former NBA or WNBA players, coaches, or team owners and their personal stories about how they used their voices for positive change. Students will feel inspired to learn more about the issues they care about and find ways to use their voices to create positive changes in their own communities.

Complete with  instructional resources aligned to civics education standards, this exciting new series is available on-demand at no-cost to teachers, students, and families. Discovery Education teachers can also access the video series and supporting resources in the NBA Channel.

Making the Smart Play with Financial Literacy

Get students into the practice of good money habits by exploring the ways financial literacy skills can be applied every day to achieve their goals. Students can learn as a team with a hands-on activity that incorporates data from classmates, along with an empowering video featuring former NBA athlete, successful businessman, and community all-star Devean George.

Download this Financial Literacy Classroom Activity for use with your students.

We Are Stronger Together

Today, more than ever, there’s an increased need to help kids of all ages find easy, actionable strategies to help reduce stress and stay connected with friends and educators in new ways. In partnership with the Jr. NBA and the Child Mind Institute, we’ve developed a collection of student-focused videos featuring NBA and WNBA players and legends sharing practical tips and activities for reducing stress during times of uncertainty. Each video is accompanied by a short instructional resource to support delivery in-person or remotely.

NBA Virtual Field Trips Playlist

This exciting NBA Virtual Field Trip collection invites students to take a look behind-the-scenes to explore NBA careers and understand the important impact they play on the game and business of basketball.

Please click on the playlist in the upper right corner of the video below to make your selection.

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Get Involved on the Court with the Jr. NBA

From the classroom to the court, the NBA is committed to providing education and fun opportunities for youth to engage with the game of basketball. The Jr. NBA is the NBA’s youth basketball participation program for boys and girls ages 6-14, which helps grow and improve the youth basketball experience for all. The Jr. NBA teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game, including teamwork, respect, determination and community—values that are critical on the court and in the classroom. Schools can register for the Jr. NBA program at no cost, and participating schools will receive up-to-date information about opportunities and resources that are available to official Jr. NBA member organizations.

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