This Month at DE: October - Education news

This Month at DE: October

Blast off this month with out-of-this-world content from DE! Start strong with Space Week and new resources from NASA, then keep the fun going all month long with timely content for all of October’s exciting celebrations.

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See spectacular images from the James Webb space telescope, travel to the moon with Artemis, meet the faces of groundbreaking technology, and so much more! Dive into Explore Space: NASA’s Missions of Exploration to celebrate Space Week and show students the marvels of our universe with real images and videos from NASA missions and interviews with the amazing astronauts and scientists making them possible. Get started with the following new resources then browse the full channel for more!

From the first lunar landing to the latest Mars rover and the vast network of satellites measuring the health of our planet, NASA has paved the way for humankind to explore the wonders of the cosmos. We’re proud to partner with NASA to help students learn about the groundbreaking technologies, daunting missions, and extraordinary talents of astronauts both past and present.

Flipping Physics

Grades 9-12

Find fun, real, and completely engaging videos designed to flip your physics class and make the world a better place! Join Jonathan Thomas-Palmer, physics teacher and mastermind behind Flipping Physics, for clear, quality resources that help explain complex physics concepts while encouraging active, student-led learning. Spark student interest with Noice Canceling Headphones Explained in One Minute, then browse the Flipping Physics Channel for more ways to activate learning in your classroom.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Use this month to encourage digital citizenship and digital literacy while introducing students to new, safe ways to use technology.

Use Tech for Tomorrow to highlight ways technology and innovation can better our world. Explore Virtual Field Trips, activities, and a Master Class professional learning series to help you introduce students to cutting-edge tech and inspire them to create enduring innovations for the future. Then check out ways to educate, inspire, and equip students with the skills and confidence they need to envision themselves as future STEM professionals with resources from Girls4Tech.

History Kids: All About Judaism

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Commemorate Yom Kippur by sharing Jewish history, beliefs, and customs with History Kids: All About Judaism. In this new video from History Kids, Rabbi David Kasher explains important Jewish holidays and teachings. The episode also highlights different Jewish populations and denominations.

History Kids is available through our partnership with Wonderscape Education, which provides hundreds of educational K-12 videos that engage, entertain, and challenge students on core curriculum subjects.

World Mental Health Day

All Grade Levels

Make time for mental health on October 10 for World Mental Health Day! Take advantage of a bevy of engaging resources for all grade levels, including:

Browse these dynamic content collections to find tons of ways to promote positive mental health practices and improve their overall well-being. Find activities, Virtual Field Trips, and professional learning resources that build key social and emotional skills, improve interactions and understanding, and nurture life-long confidence and self-esteem in all students.

National Farmer’s Day

Grades 9-12

Celebrate National Farmer’s Day (October 12) with Cooperative Minds! Dig into the exciting ways that the agricultural co-op business model is connecting communities and inspiring everyday innovation nationwide.

Created in partnership between CHS Foundation and DE, Cooperative Minds shows students firsthand how collaboration and creativity are combined in agricultural co-ops, nourishing communities, overcoming challenges, and growing success.

Find more timely tools and resources to celebrate all the October holidays in your DE platform!

Red Ribbon Week

All Grade Levels

Promote healthy habits during the annual Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31). Check out Operation Prevention, in partnership with the DEA, to find tools that support every member of the community with the power of prevention. Then get a “Dose of Knowledge” with CVS Health, with content that empowers educators to address substance misuse and educate students to make good decisions for the health and well-being of themselves and their community.

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. Established in 1985 to honor the memory of Drug Enforcement Agent Enrique (Kiki) Camarena, the Red Ribbon campaign symbolizes a commitment to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs in America. Raise your awareness of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and violence, and learn what you can do to help celebrate Red Ribbon Week.


All Grade Levels

Share the festival of lights with students through Celebrate with DE: Diwali!

Teach students about this fascinating, five-day festival (starting October 24) that celebrates the triumph of good over evil with this DE original video. Explore the origins of the festival and see how it’s celebrated across India and the world.


All Grade Levels

Wrap up the October holidays with loads of bewitching resources in the Halloween Channel! Find spook-tacular content for all grade levels, from activities and videos around the holiday’s origins to popular creepy content like Goosebumps and Edgar Allan Poe.

Start exploring all of these resources and more in your DE platform!

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