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10 Free Things for National Nutrition Month

Emphasize the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. Our recommended resources include lesson plans, best practices, learning games, videos, book lists, coloring pages and more.

Themed Package

10 Free Things for Teaching About the 2014 Winter Olympics

The 22nd Winter Olympics will be held February 6-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Learn about the history of the Olympic Games, the sports, the athletes and more with these lessons, activities, videos and reference materials.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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

Above the Influence.com

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

Multimedia

Action for Healthy Kids

See how this site helps schools without the resources to improve nutrition programs and increase opportunities for kids to get healthier.

Multimedia; Tool

Alcohol Awareness Resources for Educators

Free publications that provide educators with information about the hazards of drinking alcohol.

Background Reading; Printable

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

The Authentic Assessment Toolbox is a resource to help K-12 teachers, especially new teachers, create authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

BAM! Body and Mind

BAM! Body and Mind gives students in grades 5-8 information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. It uses games, quizzes, and other interactive features to focus on disease, food and nutrition, physical activity, safety, stress, and the body.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Quiz

Bulletin Board Ideas

We recommend four Web sites where you can find bulletin board ideas and themes, cutouts, templates, activity ideas, and more. Plus, find out what kind of supplies you’ll need and how to acquire them.

Printable; Tool

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

Childhood Vaccination Brochure

This NEA HIN brochure explains the purpose, benefit, and timing of the vaccines recommended for children.

Lesson Plan

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

Drug Abuse Prevention DVDs

The goal of these drug abuse prevention DVDs is to help children choose a “Natural High” and reject drugs.

Lesson Plan

Educator Resources for Safe Schools Week 2013

Observe the 2013 event October 20-26 by helping students and parents learn about and advocate for school safety, including preventing bullying, reducing crime and violence, improving discipline, and increasing student attendance.

Background Reading

Emergency Preparedness: Free Classroom Resources

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Here are some resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help you and your students prepare for emergencies year 'round.

Themed Package

Etiquette Guide or Naturalization Ceremony

This page offers guidelines for dress, behavior, conduct, reception etiquette, tips and pointers, and thank-you notes after the ceremony. From Citizenship Counts.

Fact Sheet; Multimedia; Tool

EXCITE!

This public health web site is a collection of teaching and reference materials developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to introduce and excite youth about the knowledge and skills used by public health professionals.

Multimedia

Fact Sheet: Physical Education in Schools

This fact sheet includes a chart that shows the correlation between achievement test scores and time spent in physical education.

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Physical Education in Schools - Both Quality and Quantity are Important

A Statement from the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association making specific recommendations for K-12 physical education.

Fact Sheet

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

This web site has teaching and learning resources from federal agencies, which include animations, primary docs, photos, and videos.

Multimedia

Finding Information on the Internet

UC Berkeley Library offers an online tutorial covering search strategies, search tools, recommendations for evaluating web pages and other resources that will be of interest to educators and secondary students.

Background Reading

Google Search Education

Help your students become better searchers. Google Search Education provides lessons, activities, posters, tips, and webinars to help teachers hone their own and their students’ web search skills.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Printable

HEALTHEDU BLOG

50 Essential Web Resources for Health Educators - This web site offers 50 links to health and medical information resources that can help health educators. It also includes information about health careers.

Multimedia

HIV/AIDS Education Resources

These materials provide information about transmitting, preventing, and treating the virus.

Lesson Plan