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Shmoop Literature Guides and Biographies Now Available Through Discovery Education streaming PLUS

Posted Jul 20, 2011
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Discovery Education has announced that Literature Guides and Biographies from Shmoop, a digital curriculum company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching materials, are now available in Discovery Education streaming PLUS.

Shmoop's Literature Guides and Biographies are written by Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkley, and other top universities. Shmoop is known for its sense of humor and knack for pop culture. For example, Shmoop introduces students to The Great Gatsby by comparing the novel to the television shows "Real Housewives" and "The Sopranos."

Among the classics brought to life by Shmoop's Literature Guides and now available through Discovery Education are:
--William Shakespeare's King LearMacbeth and Romeo and Juliet
--Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations
--Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
--Various 20th century masterpieces, including The Grapes of WrathThe Great GatsbyOur TownCatch-221984, and A Wrinkle in Time.

In addition, Shmoop Biographies highlight a combination of authors and presidents including:
--Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Earnest Hemingway, and Ralph Ellison
--Franklin D. Roosevelt, George Washington, John Kennedy, and Thomas Jefferson

Discovery Education streaming PLUS is designed to support educators as they integrate digital content into school curriculum. A comprehensive digital teaching resource, Discovery Education streaming Plus features a collection of more than 150,000 of the newest learning objects, all designed for easy integration into a curriculum and correlated to state and national standards and assessments.

For more information about Discovery Education streaming PLUS, or any other products and services from Discovery Education, visit

Source: Discovery Education,

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