Discovery Education Collaborative Projects

Discovery Education offers collaborative projects through a variety of resources. One popular source for those projects is GlobalLab.  Educators are able to grow students’ creative, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills with collaborative  projects. Each project includes resources for building background knowledge, authentic investigations with  collaborative data sets, and learning extensions with STEM activities. GlobalLab enables students, teachers, and learners of all ages to pose questions and together find answers.

Included in the current collaborative projects:

PenPal Schools

PenPal Schools also features global collaborative projects. This is a great way to connect your students and get them collaborating with their peers across the country and across the globe. Here are some of the upcoming projects:

2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics project connects students ages 10 and up to learn about the Winter Olympics through weekly collaborative lessons. Students learn about the history of the Olympics, Olympic events, and Olympic athletes through differentiated texts and videos. The project culminates in a collaborative task.

Project Match Dates: January 22nd, February 5th, February 19th

Flags of the World

The Flags of the World project connects students ages 10 through 18 to learn about flags from around the world through weekly collaborative lessons. Students learn about the design elements of a flag and why different groups and organizations make flags through differentiated texts and original videos. The Flags of the World project culminates in a collaborative task.

Project Match Dates: January 29th, February 19th, March 12th, April 2nd, April 23rd, May 14th

This project connects students ages 12 through 18 to learn about poetry written by poets from around the world. Students read and discuss poems from the America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Oceania while studying different poetic devices. This project includes differentiated texts, videos, and culminates in a collaborative task.

Race In America

The Race in America project connects students ages 12 through 18 to learn about the history of race and racism in the United States through four weekly collaborative lessons. Students learn about the institution of slavery, the civil rights movement, and racism in the 21st century through differentiated texts and videos. The Race in America project culminates in a collaborative task.

Project Match Dates: January 22nd, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th

A World of Poetry

This project connects students ages 12 through 18 to learn about poetry written by poets from around the world. Students read and discuss poems from the America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Oceania while studying different poetic devices. This project includes differentiated texts, videos, and culminates in a collaborative task.

Project Match Dates: January 22nd, March 5th, April 16th

Microsoft Virtual Valentines

The Virtual Valentines Project is an easy, free project designed to teach students geographical awareness and cultural understanding while connecting classrooms all around the world for Valentine’s Day. Through this experience, our goal is to circumnavigate the globe with virtual Valentines greetings and cultural exchanges in order to spread a little happiness to children everywhere. Whether your students are in kindergarten or are seniors in high school, this project will help them learn something new.

Virtual Valentines Link

Global Citizenship: Connect and Collaborate Across the Globe
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