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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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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

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.

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.

Childhood Vaccination Brochure

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

Lesson Plan

Educator Resources for Safe Schools Week 2014

Observe the 2014 event October 20-24 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

Energizers

East Carolina University developed Energizers, classroom activities designed to integrate physical activity and academics. Energizers are easy to use, improve on-task behavior, and increase physical activity during the day.

Lesson Plan

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

Iditarod in the Classroom

Follow the 1,150 mile trek from Anchorage to Nome with these lessons and activities for all grades.

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Iditarod Resources for Grades K-5

Follow the 1,150 mile trek from Anchorage to Nome with these lessons and activities for grades K-5

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Just For Kids

This site from the University of Illinois Extensionhas 23 interactives for students in grades K-8, covering concepts in animals, weather, volcanoes, exercise, nutrition, friendship, conflict resolution, and more.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Kids & Skin Safety

Kids learn about poison ivy, the importance of sunscreen, good hygiene, healthy habits for skin, hair and nails, The site also lets them experience a rash, sunburn and acne virtually rather than finding out the hard way.

Multimedia

Learning and Practicing Good Manners

Use the following lessons, resources, and activities for all grade levels to practice good manners, investigate temporal and cultural differences, and test students’ knowledge.

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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - Kids Pages

This collection of lessons, activities and games for grades K-12 address the effects of the environment on human health.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan

NIH Curriculum Supplement Series

This resource from the National Institutes of Health includes teacher guides and lesson plans on the science behind seventeen health topics, free print materials, professional development webinars, and more.

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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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Popcorn Activities

October is National Popcorn Poppin' Month, and we offer a variety of fun, creative activity ideas for multiple subjects and all grade levels.

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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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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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Scootle Resources

Scootle is a collection of thousands of digital resources available to K-12 educators in the U.S. All resources are searchable and include images, audio, video, datasets, activities, lessons and assessments.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

ScrapKins Hands-On Projects

Nature, nutrition, and recycling activities promote nutrition and wellness. All projects include diagrams with instructions and are suitable for teachers and parents.

Lesson Plan

Spatulatta: Cooking 4 Kids Online

This award-winning web site introduces cooking with a focus on fresh food and minimum processing. Students are encouraged to eat well, to take pride in their accomplishments in the kitchen and to understand the connection between farm and dinner table.

Multimedia; Printable

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.

Multimedia