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  • DEN Community Member of the Week: Patti Harju

    Discovery Education
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Patti Harju is a technology teacher and 2nd grade classroom teacher at St. Stephen School in Michigan. She has been using Discovery Education resources for about 8 years. She shared “I loved all the resources and found great ways to engage my students. However, I was just scratching the surface of DE’s resources. I became a DEN STAR and was accepted to my first DEN Summer Institute in 2010 – Boston. That week greatly changed the way I teach and opened up the world for me and my students. I learned more about what DE had to offer me and my students. I met educators from all over…
  • Calendar of Cool: The Pied Piper Lures Children out of Hamelin

    Discovery Education
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:30 pm
      June 26, 1284 is the day when, according to legend, the Pied Piper led all of the children out of the prosperous German town of Hamelin. The Pied Piper has been the subject of much speculation and literature. There is no solid proof that he ever existed – some believe that the children of the town died of a mysterious disease, left the town for a Children’s Crusade, or may even have been led away by a pagan cult in the nearby woods. Whatever happened to them, it is thought to have happened on this date. According to the great folklorists, the Brothers Grimm and the poet Robert…
  • SOS Series Celebrates the 10th Birthday of the DEN!

    Discovery Education
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    This week we’re excited to celebrate 10 years of the Discovery Educator Network by bringing you a new SOS series for the summer called SOS Twists. We will be featuring your best resource, each other, in the posts!  Each week, during July and August, you will hear from fellow community members who are taking the SOS strategies and giving them a unique “twist.”  You will see examples of what those strategies look like in real classrooms. We hope you will be inspired to use the SOS strategies with your students. All of the SOS strategies are available in  PDF and  Video…
  • Lively Lessons: Independence Day

    Discovery Education
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    This week, citizens across Canada and the United States celebrate their respective Independence Day. The Constitution Act, 1867 united the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a single nation called Canada. Each year on July 1, parades, firework displays, barbecues, and celebrations are held in honor of Canada Day. Discovery Education users in Canada can learn more about the history, government, and culture of Canada by exploring the Canada Day content collection. On July 4, 1776, the former thirteen British colonies that made up the United States…
  • Fun Fact Friday: President Atchison?

    Discovery Education
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Did you know that Senate President David Rice Atchison was commonly considered President of the United States for a single day in 1849? It’s true! According to Wikipedia, outgoing President James K. Polk’s term ended at noon on March 4, which was a Sunday. His successor, Zachary Taylor, refused to be sworn into office on Sunday. As President pro tempore, and therefore Acting Vice President, under the presidential succession law in place at the time, Atchison was believed by some to be Acting President. In an interview with the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Atchison revealed that he…
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