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Physical Education Resources for Teachers

Promote good exercise habits with physical education resources for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Encourage fitness with lessons and printables for safe and healthy living. Use science activities to explore the benefits of physical activities on the human body. There are quizzes to test students' knowledge of sports trivia and biographies to teach them about famous athletes. You'll also find math activities on baseball statistics and Olympic writing exercises that build vocabulary.

Printables

Action Poems and Songs
Soccer Skills Quiz
Capture the Flag
Wimbledon Quiz
Why Is Exercise Important?
Tennis Teddies
The Human Body: Disease & Wellness Printable Book (Grades K-5)
More Popular Physical Education Printables

Lesson Plans

Movement and Circle Games
Hula Hoop Activities
Invent a Sport
Name That State
Modified Orienteering
Traditional Physical Games
Addition Robbery
More Physical Education Lesson Plans

Quizzes

Tennis Trivia Quiz
Baseball Teams Quiz
Soccer Skills Quiz
Winter Games Historical Facts Quiz
Hockey Facts Quiz

References

17th-Century Pastimes and Sports
Wimbledon Fun Facts
Olympic Games and Politics
Little Known Sports
Exercise
Animals as Athletes
Olympic Trivia & Fun Facts
More Physical Education References

Physical Education & Science Connected

Events of the Summer Olympic Games
Baseball Fun
Wellness Poster
Heart Rate and Exercise
Finger Clappers, Snappers, and Tappers
Baseball Parks
Action Reaction
More Physical Education Activities for Science Class

Language Arts Activities for Physical Education

Teammates
The Crossover Educator's Guide
Name That Sport: Using Jargon
Name That Sport
Reading Warm-Up 158 for Gr. 3 & 4: Fantasy
Official Playbook to the Books of Mike Lupica
Knowledge Tag
More Language Arts Activities for Physical Education

History Resources for Physical Education

Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
The History of Baseball
Althea Gibson's Story
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Modern Olympic Symbols & Traditions
Olympic Star: Jesse Owens Biography and Activities
Olympic History: 1936 Summer Games Background
More Popular History Resources for Physical Education

Social Studies & Physical Education Connected

Australian Football Maths Activity
Althea Gibson
Muhammad Ali, Olympic Athlete
Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete
Arthur Ashe
Black Hockey Players in the NHL
Olympic Games and Politics Research Questions
More Physical Education Activities for Social Studies

Mathematics & Physical Education Connected

Heart Training Range (Part 3 of 3)
Baseball Math Printable Book (4-8)
Basketball Multiplication
Classroom Olympic Games
Baseball Math
Predictions: Individual and Team
Making Bicycling Easier
More Physical Education Activities for Math Class

Health & Safety Activities for Physical Education

Planning a Fitness Schedule
My Favorite Exercise
Fine Motor Skills
Explore Activity: Ways to Exercise
Prepare for the Ride
Health & Nutrition Printables Slideshow
Nutrition Printable Book (K-4)
More Health & Safety Activities for Physical Education

Sports Resources

Winter Olympics 2014: Sochi Preview
Several New Sports Debut at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Russia's Anti-Gay Bill Ignites International Protests
Sochi: the Host City of the 2014 Winter Olympics
Security a Big Concern in Sochi
Volleyball Activities
Soccer Activities
More Popular Sports Resources

Olympic Games Resources

Winter Olympic Games Reading Comprehension Activity
Ancient and Modern Olympic Games in Athens
Jim Thorpe Reading Warm-Up
What Are the Modern Olympic Games?
Quiz: The Ancient Olympic Games
Olympic Leaders
Olympic Locations Through the Years
More Olympic Games – Resources for Teachers

Highlights

Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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