Did you know you can embed code from Discovery Ed into a Google Earth project? Here is a link to a number of lessons which could be great starters for teachers and librarians! Some of the screen shots appear to be an older version of Google Earth than what I have but I was still able to walk through the steps. The process does require the viewer to login before viewing the video clip which is not as neat and tidy as embedding a video in a powerpoint. Still....neat way to tie Discovery Ed to Google Earth! Katie
To mark the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, Discovery Education (in conjunction with Steven Spielberg) has produced the six-part series RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO. This series chronicles the massive effort to rehabilitate Ground Zero into a 16-acre multi-use complex. Please visit DiscoveryEducation.com/911 for more information.
Included with the series, Discovery has comprehensive lesson plans, discussion guides, and curricular content aligned to grade level. Another highlight of these offerings is access to live events hosted in those communities most impacted, including New York, NY; Newark, NJ; Shanksville, PA; and Arlington, VA. Classrooms across the country will have the opportunity to participate in webcast panel discussions hosted by Paula Zahn and Danny Forester.
Did you know there are a number of items available at Library Media Services to support teaching the "constitution?" Go to Destiny at http://destiny.k12northstar.org, Elementary folks login at your school and then set your "location menus" to All District Library and check the box next to District Media. Secondary folks go to Destiny and then select either the District Media collection for video/DVDs or the Library Media Services collection for books. Then click on Resource Lists in the left hand menu at either location. Look for a list titled Constitution Day.
Elementary library staff may want to create Resource Lists for their school.
Elementary staff could also see if this vendor has anything they'd like to add -
And, last but not least, be sure to checkout what is available at Discovery Education in our Online Resources at -
After login do a search on "constitution" and be sure to look at Discovery's new feature called Theme Page in the left hand menu. They have a Theme Page just for Constitution Day which groups all their videos and related materials.
And as always if you have recommendations for additions to the LMS collections give us a call at 452-2000 x243 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.