Elementary Jan. 2022 Resources

from the ESC Region 13 Distance & Digital Learning Team

TEKS Aligned Resources

Discovery Education Experience has over 200,000 high-quality, developmentally appropriate, and TEKS-aligned resources. With Discovery Education Experience, students engage with authentic media content, interactives, and authentic multimedia content tools that support the development of skills, dispositions, and content knowledge. In addition, teachers are equipped with engaging and timely instructional strategies and ready-to-use activities that scaffold critical-thinking skills and digital tools to support students as they build their understanding and the independence needed to be successful outside the classroom.

Are You Ready For Some FOOTBALL?!

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Discovery Education virtual field trips take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences—no permission slips required.
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NFL Play 60


The American Heart Association and the National Football League, working together with Discovery Education, have joined forces to amplify NFL PLAY 60’s reach and impact by inspiring physically active lifestyles in schools and homes nationwide. With a custom set of lessons, videos and interactive activities, students nationwide will have the tools they need to get the necessary 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day.


https://app.discoveryeducation.com/learn/player/dfa87c53-b08d-49cf-81e3-9bfa886e7a9b

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 17, 2022

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Vocabulary Quadrants: SOS Instructional Strategy

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Students use the Frayer Model and related media to develop their understanding of key vocabulary.


With the use of Discovery Education media, students develop and deepen their understanding of specific vocabulary words and their relationship to the current unit of study. This activity provides multiple opportunities for students to grapple with meaning and exercise higher-level thinking skills.

Discovery Education Channels: What Are They?

Channels include curated resources from Discovery Education curriculum experts differentiated by grade levels. Resources include video segments, images, songs, text, events, and more, depending on the topic.
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Have You Read. . .?

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport

This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. A timeline and a list of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.

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Teacher Resources

Big Papa and the Time Machine by Daniel Bernstrom

A beautiful journey into African American history: Discover the true meaning of being brave in this tender and whimsical picture book from Daniel Bernstrom (One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree; Gator, Gator, Gator) and Shane Evans (Chocolate Me!) that follows a grandfather and grandson traveling through time and discovering their own African American history.


When a little boy is feeling afraid to go to school one day, his grandfather, Big Papa, takes him away in his time machine—a 1952 Ford—back to all of the times when he was scared of something life was handing him. "That's called being brave," Big Papa says over and over.


Full of heartfelt moments and thrilling magical realism, Big Papa and the Time Machine speaks to the African American experience in a touching dialogue between two family members from different generations and emerges as a voice that shares history and asks questions about one family’s experience in 20th-century black America.


“Wasn’t you scared?”


“Oh, I was scared,” Big Papa said. “Sometimes you gotta walk with giants if you ever gonna know what you made of. That’s called being brave.”

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