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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

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

Lesson Plans

Movement and Circle Games
Hula Hoop Activities
Invent a Sport
Name That State
Political Events and Summer Olympic Games
Modified Orienteering
Basketball Multiplication
More Physical Education Lesson Plans

Quizzes

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

References

17th-Century Pastimes and Sports
Black Hockey Players in the NHL
Summer Olympic Events -- Past and Present
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Animals as Athletes
Equality in Sports for Women
Olympic Games and Politics
More Physical Education References

Physical Education & Science Connected

Events of the Summer Olympic Games
Heart Rate and Exercise
Baseball Fun
Animal Walk Circuit
Action Reaction
Baseball Parks
Science and Physical Education: Brain Power
More Physical Education Activities for Science Class

Language Arts Activities for Physical Education

Name That Sport
Basketball Bears
Reading Warm-Up 120 for Gr. 3 & 4: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Official Playbook to the Books of Mike Lupica
The Crossover Educator's Guide
Knowledge Tag
Running Loose Projects and Activities
More Language Arts Activities for Physical Education

History Resources for Physical Education

Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Althea Gibson's Story
Modern Olympic Symbols & Traditions
African-American Hall of Fame
Olympic History: 1936 Summer Games Background
Arthur Ashe
More Popular History Resources for Physical Education

Social Studies & Physical Education Connected

Australian Football Maths Activity
Little Known Sports
Olympic Games and Politics Research Questions
Jesse Owens: Olympic Champion
Althea Gibson
Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
More Physical Education Activities for Social Studies

Mathematics & Physical Education Connected

Classroom Olympic Games
Addition Robbery
Baseball Math
Your Unique Exercise Program (Part 1 of 3)
Predictions: Individual and Team
Making Bicycling Easier
Tennis Teddies
More Physical Education Activities for Math Class

Health & Safety Activities for Physical Education

Fine Motor Skills
My Favorite Exercise
Exercise
Basket Full of Exercise
Explore Activity: Ways to Exercise
How Much Exercise Do You Get?
Prepare for the Ride
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

Top 10 Olympic Controversies
Olympic History: The Birth of the Modern Games
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
America's Most Decorated Winter Olympic Athletes
What Are the Modern Olympic Games?
Olympic Leaders
Ancient and Modern Olympic Games in Athens
More Olympic Games – Resources for Teachers

Highlights

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August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

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.

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