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Ecology, World History, Math, Literature and more. Find hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers to complement Assignment Discovery and TLC Elementary School programs.

Assignment Discovery airs Monday - Friday on the Discovery Channel at 9-10 a.m. ET/PT; 8-9 a.m. CT; 10-11 a.m. MT. As a service of Discovery Channel with Cable in the Classroom, each program is commercial free and can be taped and used in the classroom for up to a year.
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Math Investigations I
Students gain practice in basic math skills, including adding, subtracting, place values, and estimating large numbers in a wide variety of scenarios: playing softball, listening to musicians, estimating elephants, tracking bison, playing checkers, and counting freight cars. Airs: 5/23/03

*Please note new airtimes. TLC Elementary School airs on The Learning Channel every Friday at 6:00 a.m. ET/PT, 5:00 a.m. CT, 4:00 a.m. MT. As a service of Discovery Channel with Cable in the Classroom, each program is commercial free and can be taped and used in the classroom for up to two years.

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The 16th century brought Spanish conquistadors Hernán Cortés and Francisco Pizarro to Mexico and Peru, where they destroyed the Aztec and Inca civilizations but not without a struggle. The ancient ruins and modern cities in those countries and others reflect their rich histories. In North America, bones provide clues about the earliest settlers and those who came later. Airs: Week of 5/19 -5/23

Conquistadors: Hernán Cortés
In search of gold, 500 Spanish adventurers landed in the Americas in 1519. Hernán Cortés and his conquistadors took control of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. Learn how Aztec prophesies, disease, and a Maya woman named Malinali played pivotal roles that helped the conquistadors. Airs: 5/19/03

Conquistadors: Francisco Pizarro
Learn how Francisco Pizarro's dream of finding an El Dorado led him and his conquistadors high into the Andes mountain range. Pizarro, an illiterate Spanish soldier, would orchestrate the fall of the great Inca Empire and colonize cities in Peru.The results of his brutal conquest resonate throughout South America today. Airs: 5/20/03

Conquistadors: Inca Rebellion
Disease and civil war weakened the Inca Empire before Francisco Pizarro and his men came to conquer. Conditions under Spanish rule were brutal, but the Inca staged one last rebellion to recapture their pride and ancestral lands. Airs: 5/21/03

Amazing Destinations: Peru and Brazil
From remote jungle ruins to bustling cities, South America has it all. Explore the mysterious Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, hidden deep in the Andes in Peru, and see why Brazil is a cultural crossroads and a natural paradise. Airs: 5/22/03

Amazing Destinations: Caribbean and Mexico
This is no tropical getaway. First discover the rich culture and history that characterize modern-day Cuba, Jamaica, and Guadeloupe.Then travel to Mexico's Chichén Itzá ruins where the once-mighty Maya built a highly advanced civilization. Airs: 5/22/03

Discover Magazine: The Earliest Immigrants
Two men stumbled across a skull in the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, in 1996. Then 350 more bone fragments turned up. Learn the remarkable discovery one scientist made when he put them all together: The skeleton offered new clues to mans migration to North America. Airs: 5/23/03

Discover Magazine: The Real Story of Jamestown
John Smith, diplomat extraordinaire in the New World or was he? The graves in historic Jamestown, Virginia, help tell the story of a cold and stressful winter where Smith was not the beloved leader of the British, and the early colonists were celebrating neither their new
world nor each other. Airs: 5/23/03

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