This Month at DE: May

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Step closer to summer with new resources from Discovery Education! Find engaging content for your May lessons to keep your students excited about learning through the end of the school year.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Grades K-12

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, meant to commemorate the rich heritage, historical roots, culture, and achievements of Asian Americans and Asian American Pacific Islanders. Highlight the various cultures and countries that make up the continent of Asia, and how Asian Americans and AAPIs continue to shape the United States as activists, authors, and changemakers with content from DE’s AAPI Heritage Channel.

Cinco De Mayo

Grades K-12

On May 5, celebrate Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Cinco de Mayo is a chance for Mexicans all over the world to show their national pride by playing music, cooking traditional dishes, dancing, and being with family. Introduce the history and traditions of Cinco de Mayo with this new Studio Board or find more resources on the Cinco De Mayo channel!

Malcom X Day

Grades K-12

Born Malcolm Little, rights activist Malcolm X found throughout much of his career, including his transformation after his pilgrimage to Mecca, that people misunderstood his intentions and his goals. May 19 is Malcom X Day, which is a great chance to learn more about Malcom X’s career and contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. 

Find more timely tools and resources to support your daily lessons!

Memorial Day

Grades K-12

Celebrate Memorial Day on May 30! This United States holiday was created to honor those who fought in the U.S. Civil War. On this day, many people attend parades, spend time with family and friends, and remember those who have served our country. Check out Wonderscapes’ new video, Holiday Kids: Memorial Day, learn more about the Armed Forces, explore the new Memorial Day Studio Board, and find more content to honor this holiday on the Memorial Day Channel. 

National Mental Health Month

Grades K-12

Did you know May is National Mental Health Month? Take a mindful moment to infuse mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning into your lessons to celebrate National Mental Health Month! Discovery Education’s Social-Emotional Learning Center and other resources share information about the interpersonal skills used to identify emotions, set goals, show empathy, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.  

National Physical Fitness Month

Grades K-12

Pump up your May lessons for National Physical Fitness Month! The American Heart Association and the National Football League, working together with Discovery Education, have joined forces to create NFL PLAY 60. The channel’s custom set of lessons, videos and interactive activities, are meant to inspire physically active lifestyles in schools and provide students nationwide with the tools they need to get the necessary 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. 

New Titles from Seeker

Grades K-12

Seeker digital collection empowers curious middle and high school students to understand the science that is shaping our world, with stories about the natural forces and groundbreaking innovations that impact our lives, our planet, and our universe. With Seeker’s three new titles, students can learn about what killed the dinosaurs, self-aware robots, and performing surgery in space!  

Find these relevant resources for May right in your DE learning platform!

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