Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today the addition of several exclusive Discovery Channel programs to Discovery Education Streaming and Discovery Education Streaming Plus. This new content offers students valuable insight into the history behind the U.S. Presidency and the White House and focuses on a variety of topics related to past presidential administrations, including the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Watergate scandal, the history behind Inauguration Day, and the role of the President’s Chief of Staff.
Discovery Education Streaming and Discovery Education Streaming Plus are compelling, cross-curricular digital media services for grades K-12 that address multiple learning styles, support the Common Core State Standards, and inspire students to explore their world. Available in more than half of all of U.S. schools, these services offer teachers and students a library of standards-aligned digital resources including videos, encyclopedia articles, audio files, songs, high-quality images, and more.
Discovery Channel content now available through Discovery Education Streaming and Discovery Education Streaming Plus includes:
“The Discovery Channel programs recently added to Discovery Education’s streaming services are both educational and engaging,” said Monique Liles, a teacher at Babb Middle School in Georgia’s Clayton County Schools. “This content empowers students to learn about our nation’s leaders in ways that are simply not possible through the use of traditional text. I plan to use these resources to create engaging classroom experiences in which my students can more deeply examine the individuals shaping American history.”
In addition to this exclusive Discovery Channel content, students across the country can gain valuable knowledge about the U.S. presidency through Discovery Education’s Virtual Field Trip series: Of the People: Live from the White House. The webinar series offers middle and high school students unique access to White House professionals, experts and personalities in a series of 30-minute virtual events broadcast live from the White House and open to all classrooms nationwide. For more information on this Discovery Education Virtual Field Trip Series, visit http://www.discoveryeducation.com//Live/of-the-people-history-and-art-of-white-house.cfm
“We are thrilled to bring this new and unique Discovery Channel content to our services,” said Dan Byerly, Director of Social Studies Content at Discovery Education. “When students are able to learn directly from primary sources and hear the recollection, reflections, and commentary of the people who not only witnessed history, but actually made history, they become expert journalists and historians inside their own classrooms.”
For more information on Discovery Education Streaming and other Discovery Education services and initiatives, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.
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