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92Y/The Paris Review: Interview Series

This site maintains an audio and video archive of interviews with writers, musicians, artists, scientists, and experts in other fields. Teachers and students across the curriculum can find resources by keyword, topic, date, artist or speaker.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Classroom Exercise Breaks For Elementary Students

The research is clear: test scores and student behavior improve when physical activity breaks are incorporated into daily classroom routines. These lessons and resoures will show you how to get started!

Background Reading; Fact Sheet; Lesson Plan

Educational Games and Simulations

Incorporate the acheievements of Nobel Prize winners across your curriculum with these gamesm videos, and simulations for grades 6-12.

The Physiology of the Senses

Science educators: integrate this FREE undergraduate course in your 9-12 AP Biology and Health curriculum and tailor some elements into middle school courses as well.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat

A fascinating set of resources for 5-12 Science, Social Studies, and Health learners: the epidemic that turned doctors into detectives and how it changed our food supply.

Article; Background Reading; Printable

KnowItAll.org

Knowitall.org is a collection of fun, interactive websites across teh curriculum for K-12 students, teachers, and parents.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Professional Development Course

Killing Us Softly (Video)

Challenge your social studies or women's studies learners to consider the relationship between advertising and popular culture, violence, identity, sexism, and gender with this award-winning film.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Project Look Sharp

Lesson plans, media materials, training, and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula for K-12, including integration with the new common core standards.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Presentation

Healthy Youth Program Grades K-5

Lesson plans for K-5 learners across the curriculum based on Healthy Youth Program's credo: "Growing Healthier Families from the Ground Up".

Lesson Plan

Nourish Interactive

This free English/Spanish web site provides nutrition educators and healthcare providers with a variety of tools to help teach the key elements of nutrition to children and parents.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

K-12 Student Interactives

A prolific collection of interactive resources for K-12 across the curriculum. From lessons to homework help to professional development, this resource is an educator's must have.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Professional Development Course

Microbes

Micro-organisms can be used to demonstrate principles of biology and to model industrial processes. Use these K-12 resources to teach how how microbes can be friend and foe and most importantly, why we need these invisible organisms to live.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Bicycle and Pedestrian Lesson Plans

These activities by incorporate bicycle and pedestrian lessons in core K-8 classes (math, science, history, language arts, etc.) with the goal of getting kids thinking about the benefits of walking and bicycling throughout their entire learning.

Lesson Plan

The Center for Health and the Global Environment

A prolifoc resource for biodiversity and human health curricula where you will find hands-on, classroom tested, standards based activities for your classroom.

Lesson Plan; Professional Development Course

Online Physical Education Network (OPEN)

OPEN seeks to improve the effectiveness of physical education for every child. These free resources can help PE teachers help students with rigorous, outcomes-based curriculum tools.

Lesson Plan

GetFitTN: Lesson Ideas

Developed to help combat Tennessee’s rising incidence of Type 2 diabetes, these lesson plans can help you incorporate physical activity into every subject.

Lesson Plan

Fit4Kids: Resources

Fit4Kid’s Wellness program empowers elementary school teachers to incorporate movement and health promotion messages into the classroom.

Lesson Plan

The Food Timeline

Ever wonder how the ancient Romans fed their armies? What the pioneers cooked on the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip? Make food - and history - fun with these K-12 resources that supplement social studies, health and language arts classes!

Lesson Plan

EatPlayGrow

Here's an engaging trove of lessons for grades preK-8 that combine art-making, storytelling, music and movement activities with fun, hands-on educational lessons about the importance of making positive choices that most affect health.

Lesson Plan

Above the Influence.com

This site offers games, free downloads, quizzes, photos, podcasts, and important information about dealing with the pressures of teenage life.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Anatomy of the Human Heart and Cardiovascular System

The Texas Heart Institute provides a detailed tour of the heart and circulatory system.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Character Counts

Free resources, professional development, and how to participate in the biggest celebration of character in the world.

Child Nutrition Health Education Kit

The National Dairy Council kit has papers with supportive science and presentations as well as downloadable charts and other education materials. Some materials are available in Spanish.

Reference Center

Cut to the Heart

Learn about the pioneers of heart surgery, how the heart works, why it fails, and how to treat heart failure. View annotated photos of diseased hearts and follow the flow of blood through an animated heart.

Multimedia

Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools (DETS)

The DETS Project is part of a national effort to decrease the incidence and improve the care of type 2 diabetes among American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Free learning resources and printables.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable