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Learning and Practicing Good Manners, Grades 6-8

Use the following lessons, resources, and activities for grades 6-8 to practice good manners, investigate temporal and cultural differences, and test students’ knowledge.

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Resources for Teaching Financial Literacy

Use these resources to supplement your curriculum and help students gain the financial literacy skills they’ll need to manage their financial resources effectively throughout their lives.

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SHAPE America

A themed package of multimedia, printables, and web sites geared toward the improved health and physical education in children.

Article

Stickers

Kids love stickers. Teachers love stickers. Now, a fellow educator shares her tried and true great way to get free stickers for use in the classroom.

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Stop Bullying Now

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this web site provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

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Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

A school-based suicide prevention curriculum designed for high schools and educators that links depression awareness and suicide prevention. An interactive opportunity to increase knowledge and awareness of depression and suicide.

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Teacher's List: 11 Classroom Creativity Killers

Veteran art teacher Marvin Bartel lists 10 teacher behaviors that discourage student creativity and tells how to avoid them.

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Teaching Resources for Non-Mandated Curriculum

Teaching resources for the arts, performing arts, foreign languages and financial literacy.

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Teaching Students to Prevent Bullying

Curriculum Resources Address Identifying, Confronting and Stopping Bullying

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Test Prep & Review Strategies

These resources provide solutions to common test prep and test-taking problems. Help students relax and gain confidence, study more effectively, perform better on tests, and most importantly...increase learning.

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Test Prep & Review Strategies for Grades 6-8

Help students in grades 6-8 prepare for and take tests of all kinds.

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The 12 Brain Rules, Illustrated

In this interactive website based on his book Brain Rules, John Medina describes how the brain works best and what we can do to improve the workplace and the classroom.

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Tips for Teachers Cards - Child Welfare Concerns

Free downloadable 6x8-inch laminated cards provide ready information about behaviors that threaten the health and well-being of students. From American Public University.

Printable

Wellness Kit

Free nutrition and fitness program for your school. Kit is designed to inspire students to "get up and play" for 60 minutes a day and to "fuel up" with the foods kids don't get enough of.

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Learn To Be Healthy

This web site offers free online lesson plans, assessment tests, and supplemental materials for teachers as well as interactive games and group and self-directed activities for children.

Let's Move!

Let’s Move! has an ambitious but important goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation. This site provides free resources for teachers, parents, and kids.

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Life Online

This student-directed activity examines how digital technologies have changed the way people communicate and enables students to assess their own online behavior.

Multimedia

More No Name-Calling Week Resources

This page links to planning resources, lesson plans, art lessons, a creative expression contest, pledge information, and promotional items for No Name-Calling Week.

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Museum of Vision

This site offers three teacher booklets/guides to teach students ages 10 thru 14 about the eyes and the science of vision.

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MyPyramid.gov

Learn about the food groups and how they are organized in the revised Food Pyramid, download printable materials, find information for specific audiences, and search for audio and video podcasts on nutrition.

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Outdoor Action (OA) Guide to Map & Compass (Part 1)

This site provides a good tutorial on how to use a compass and map, with plenty of illustrations for map skills and orienteering instruction.

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Pets in the Classroom

If your school allows pets, you might want to consider the resources we've gathered for you.

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Promoting Physical Fitness

Get active, stay fit and have fun doing it with sports, games, and activities described in the following lesson plans and resources.

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Promoting Physical Fitness for Grades 6-8

Classroom resources that reinforce the benefits of physical fitness for grades 6-8.

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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.

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