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Bullying - BBC

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2 to 10
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This site addresses the important issue of bullying. It includes videos, reports, information guides, quizzes, polls, and more. This site also talks about the less frequently discussed...more
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This site addresses the important issue of bullying. It includes videos, reports, information guides, quizzes, polls, and more. This site also talks about the less frequently discussed forms of bullying - such as girls bullying girls, cellular phone bullying and other less "traditional" forms of bullying (which unfortunately are becoming more common).

tag(s): bullying (52), cyberbullying (48)

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Use an interactive whiteboard or projector to talk to your class about bullying. Perhaps you can even use this discussion to prompt a journal entry, skit, or other personal response on the topic of bullying and how to handle it. Provide this link for parents to read at home with their students. Parents need to know what could be going on in their students' lives and how to help.
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The Giving Tree Lesson - TeachersFirst

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2 to 8
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A Christmas gift from one of our own staff, this lesson based on Shel Silverstein's book The Giving Tree is sure to get students thinking about the Christmas spirit. We're ...more
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A Christmas gift from one of our own staff, this lesson based on Shel Silverstein's book The Giving Tree is sure to get students thinking about the Christmas spirit. We're also offering a place for you to share your students' responses on TeachersFirst's own giving tree.

tag(s): christmas (56), guided reading (47), writing (367)

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This lesson can be adapted for use in a language arts class with students of varying ability levels in grades 2 - 8. This lesson is also well-suited to a multi-age activity with "big buddies" and "little buddies" from upper and lower grades working together. School counselors and emotional support teachers may find this activity helpful for small groups working on social skills, as well.

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Delaware Department of Education

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K to 12
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Home page for the state's department of education. ...more
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Home page for the state's department of education.

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Colorado Department of Education

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Home page for the state's department of education. ...more
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Teach Engineering Resources for K-12 - University of Colorado Boulder

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Engineering Resources is a K-12 website that contains a multitude of information including lessons correlating to national and state standards. Search for activities and ideas by grade...more
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Engineering Resources is a K-12 website that contains a multitude of information including lessons correlating to national and state standards. Search for activities and ideas by grade level and curriculum topic using the Search and Advanced Search buttons. Narrow choices provided in the curriculum section by filtering options to include lessons, activities, complete units, and more. Maker Challenges offer a variety of experiences for hands-on learning with topics including titles like A Doghouse Design Project and Create and Control a Popsicle Stick Finger Robot. Other site options allow users to search by educational standards and provide information and resources for teaching engineering to students in grades K-12.

tag(s): amazon (9), architecture (85), bridges (13), cells (99), density (24), engineering (132), environment (323), forces (48), friction (14), heart (42), human body (133), latitude (15), light (52), longitude (15), map skills (83), marine biology (35), mars (40), medicine (70), motion (70), pollution (65), robotics (29), rockets (16), simple machines (35), space (226), STEM (183)

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Bookmark this site as a resource for finding STEM lessons and activities for all grade levels. Collaborate with your peers using a bookmarking tool like SearchTeam, reviewed here to share all of your resources. SearchTeam offers users the ability to add notes to shared resources making it easy to discuss and add comments to items shared. Instead of having students write journal entries during science or maker lab activities, use a video response tool like FlipGrid, reviewed here to have students respond to essential questions and comment on their peers' observations. As a culminating activity to a unit, ask students to create an explainer video answering essential questions to the unit topic. My Simpleshow, reviewed here is an easy to use tool for creating animated video explainers.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration - For Kids, Teens and Educators - FDA

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K to 12
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This website provides a wealth of information for children, teenagers and educators. Specifics include cosmetics, germs, food safety, hand washing, careers in food science, online...more
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This website provides a wealth of information for children, teenagers and educators. Specifics include cosmetics, germs, food safety, hand washing, careers in food science, online games, interactive coloring pages and more! While most of the content appears elementary, there is information on food science careers and some higher level informaiton under Kids, Teens, and Educators.

tag(s): careers (142), safety (91)

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If you want a "healthier" class, use this website to help students understand the importance of hand washing and staying healthy! There are age-appropriate activities for all grades at this website. Home Ec/FCS teachers will love the information on food safety and hand washing, too!
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Mouth Healthy - American Dental Association

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K to 8
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Oral health topics are presented in an attention getting format that includes games, informative animations (require FLASH), hands on activities and printable student worksheets (require...more
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Oral health topics are presented in an attention getting format that includes games, informative animations (require FLASH), hands on activities and printable student worksheets (require Acrobat Reader). The a la carte lesson format makes it easy to use lessons individually or as a complete oral health unit. Animations and games/puzzle section are geared for the younger grades. The appropriate age levels for each of the sections are clearly labeled. There are also sections on dental careers.

tag(s): careers (142), dental health (22), hygiene (10)

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Provides comprehensive lesson plans with links to student worksheets that can be printed. Website is available in Spanish. Use a projector to show parts of the website to the whole class or use as a center for small groups of students.
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Top Tips for Dads Getting Involved - Schwab Learning

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1 to 12
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This page has simple tips on ways dads (or surrogate dads) can get involved to support learning support or ADHD kids both in and out of school. The brief article ...more
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This page has simple tips on ways dads (or surrogate dads) can get involved to support learning support or ADHD kids both in and out of school. The brief article is available in printed form and include support from resaerch on the impact dads can have.

tag(s): adhd (28)

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This is a great handout for parents, even if the children live with a single mom. Perhaps a grandfather or uncle can step in to provide this valuable support.
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Hurricane Preparedness - National Weather Service

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4 to 12
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Designed for National Hurricane Preparedness Week, this site offers extensive resources to help students and their parents plan ahead in case they find themselves in the path of a hurricane....more
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Designed for National Hurricane Preparedness Week, this site offers extensive resources to help students and their parents plan ahead in case they find themselves in the path of a hurricane. There are also extensive descriptions of storm surge, inland flooding, wind damage, and other phenomena associated with these storms.

tag(s): hurricanes (40), safety (91)

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If your community is in an area that can be affected by tropical storms, the content in these pages can be invaluable - whether as part of a science, health, or current events class.

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Out on Limb - University of Illinois

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2 to 4
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Learning how to manage conflicts successfully is a crucial skill for students of all ages. This gentle and nurturing site combines multimedia elements with interactive activities to...more
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Learning how to manage conflicts successfully is a crucial skill for students of all ages. This gentle and nurturing site combines multimedia elements with interactive activities to create a safe and entertaining "place" for elementary students to experiment with a variety of coping skills and approaches. Through the character of "Maria" and her friends, students can learn effective ways to respond to and resolve uncomfortable confrontations without walking away or fighting. Includes downloadable worksheets. Headphones needed.

tag(s): conflict resolution (8)

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Save this site as a favorite on classroom computers, and have students peruse the website individually. The most effective use would be to have students with behavior problems or aggression to examine it individually. Some of the content is a little corny, but it does get some very important points across. For a guarantee students were paying attention, have them complete some of the printable worksheets that accompany the website after viewing the presentation.
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Kids and Teens Action without Borders - Action Without Borders

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This site presents thoughtful and inspiring ways for kids to take an active role in improving the community around them. Click on the "Take a Lead" link for practical ways ...more
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This site presents thoughtful and inspiring ways for kids to take an active role in improving the community around them. Click on the "Take a Lead" link for practical ways to turn your ideas into reality. Plenty of real-life examples are provided, but some creative brainstorming in your classroom is a must. Dozens of lesson plans, covering everything from environmental issues to economics and human rights are provided in the "For Teachers" section.

tag(s): civil rights (119)

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Introduce this site in a civics or government course in order to show students how important political awareness and activism can be - and how they can get involved. Dependent on your class, it may not be important to advocate that they join the cause - but more introduce it and let them know that they can. This might be better at the end of a civics course, culminating all the information they have learned thus far and showing a practical application of it.

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Science Buddies - ScienceBuddies.org

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K to 12
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ScienceBuddies offers a large variety of science resources including science fair projects and free STEM lessons. Select the Science Fair Project Ideas link to begin using the Topic...more
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ScienceBuddies offers a large variety of science resources including science fair projects and free STEM lessons. Select the Science Fair Project Ideas link to begin using the Topic Selection Wizard. This tool uses a short questionnaire to guide students to recommended projects based on length of time needed to work on the project, grade level, and topic for research. Be sure to also visit the teachers' portion of the site to find STEM lesson plans for all grade levels, science fair tools, engineering design information, and much more.

tag(s): calories (10), earthquakes (51), electricity (92), energy (208), gravity (49), internet safety (118), recycling (61), robotics (29), science fairs (25), sound (105), STEM (183)

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Be sure to bookmark this site as a useful resource for any science topic. Take advantage of the free lessons aligned to Next Generation Science Standards to add to your current content. Use an online bulletin board like Lino, reviewed here throughout your science unit to record student questions, ideas, and ongoing discussions. If you use video content during your science lessons, consider incorporating a tool like Vizia, reviewed here or EdPuzzle, reviewed hereto integrate quizzes and polls directly into your video. Instead of a written or oral presentation of student research, have students use Sway, reviewed here to create a multimedia presentation incorporating video, images, and text.
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Eat Your Vegetables - NIH

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4 to 12
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The National Institutes of Health offers this site containing lots of resources to encourage folks to eat vegetables in appropriate quantities. While the subject may not be popular...more
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The National Institutes of Health offers this site containing lots of resources to encourage folks to eat vegetables in appropriate quantities. While the subject may not be popular with young people, health and nutrition teachers will find a number of resources that can be used to help students make more intelligent choices about the foods they eat.

tag(s): nutrition (158)

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Teens: Drug Use and the Brain - NIDA

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The National Institute for Drug Abuse offers this page about drugs and drug abuse for teens. There's a lot of factual information, some quizzes, and a wealth of statistics on ...more
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The National Institute for Drug Abuse offers this page about drugs and drug abuse for teens. There's a lot of factual information, some quizzes, and a wealth of statistics on the decline in drug use among teens. The coverage also includes ecstasy and the "date rape" drugs. Counselors and nurses may find this one particularly useful.

tag(s): drugs and alcohol (25), red ribbon week (10)

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Use this site during your drug unit or Red Ribbon Week as background information for students or student groups to make anti-drug infographics using Visme, reviewed here.

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Helping Children with Death - Fred Rogers

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This page from the very helpful Mr. Rogers series offers parents insights on how children express their curiousity about death, and ways in which parents can help them understand at...more
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This page from the very helpful Mr. Rogers series offers parents insights on how children express their curiousity about death, and ways in which parents can help them understand at a level they comprehend. The content stresses honesty, even in the face of the contradictions children may raise.

tag(s): psychology (67)

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Children and Grief - How to Help - New York University

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This page offers content for both parent and professional audiences, and there is almost too much information. Try it, though for a comprehensive exploration of ways in which parents...more
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This page offers content for both parent and professional audiences, and there is almost too much information. Try it, though for a comprehensive exploration of ways in which parents and professionals can support grieving children

tag(s): psychology (67)

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Helping Children Cope with Death, Loss, and Grief - National Association of School Psychologists

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While originally written as a response to the 9/11 tragedies, the content of this page offers helpful advice for children experiencing death or loss of any sort. The section on ...more
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While originally written as a response to the 9/11 tragedies, the content of this page offers helpful advice for children experiencing death or loss of any sort. The section on the developmental differences in young people's experiences of grief will help parents assist their children effectively.

tag(s): psychology (67)

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NASP offers a variety of additional information on related topics.

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Children's Grief - Developmental Considerations - KidSource

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Here's a brief chart showing how children respond differently to death and grief as they grow older. The chart also suggests helpful, appropriate responses that can help children through...more
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Here's a brief chart showing how children respond differently to death and grief as they grow older. The chart also suggests helpful, appropriate responses that can help children through the process at different ages.

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Children and Grief - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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This page offers a synopsis of the ways in which children may react to the death of a friend or loved one. It offers brief guidance on the scope of ...more
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This page offers a synopsis of the ways in which children may react to the death of a friend or loved one. It offers brief guidance on the scope of normal reactions, suggestions on helping children remember a loved one, and tips about reactions that may indicate problems that require professional attention.

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Helping Children Cope with Disaster - FEMA

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FEMA's guide to helping children after a disaster seems modelled largely on the American Red Cross content, and it concentrates on natural disasters. Depending on your local situation,...more
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FEMA's guide to helping children after a disaster seems modelled largely on the American Red Cross content, and it concentrates on natural disasters. Depending on your local situation, the related links may also be useful.

tag(s): disasters (40), terrorism (45)

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