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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
Action Poems and Songs
Wellness Poster
Planning a Fitness Schedule
The Human Body: Disease & Wellness Printable Book (Grades K-5)
More Popular Physical Education Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Quizzes

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

References

17th-Century Pastimes and Sports
Black Hockey Players in the NHL
Summer Olympic Events -- Past and Present
Wayne Gretzky Biography
History of Ice Hockey
Paralympics
Professional Auto Racing
More Physical Education References

Physical Education & Science Connected

Events of the Summer Olympic Games
Baseball Fun
Heart Rate and Exercise
2006 Winter Olympic Games Reading Warm-Up
Deck Ring Play
Palm Play
Body Management: Muscle-Toning
More Physical Education Activities for Science Class

Language Arts Activities for Physical Education

Official Playbook to the Books of Mike Lupica
Name That Sport
Basketball Bears
Michelle Kwan Reading Warm-Up
Reading Warm-Up 127 for Gr. 1 & 2: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Reading Warm-Up 117 for Gr. 3 & 4: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Tiger Woods Reading Warm-Up
More Language Arts Activities for Physical Education

History Resources for Physical Education

Modern Olympic Symbols & Traditions
Althea Gibson's Story
Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
Baseball Greats
Satchel Paige and the Negro League
The All-Female League
The Sultan of Swat: Babe Ruth
More Popular History Resources for Physical Education

Social Studies & Physical Education Connected

Australian Football Maths Activity
Muhammad Ali and Heavyweight Boxing
Winning Words Teacher's Guide
Olympic History: Controversy and 2008 Beijing Games
Double Dutch Teacher's Guide
Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
Famous Athletes
More Physical Education Activities for Social Studies

Mathematics & Physical Education Connected

Basketball Multiplication
Addition Robbery
Your Unique Exercise Program (Part 1 of 3)
Baseball Math
Baseball Math Printable Book (4-8)
Tired Hands Graphing Activity
Australian Football League Trading Card
More Physical Education Activities for Math Class

Health & Safety Activities for Physical Education

Fine Motor Skills
My Favorite Exercise
Basket Full of Exercise
Floating Scarves
Hand Manipulators
Finger Aerobics
Finger Dividers
More Health & Safety Activities for Physical Education

Sports Resources

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

Olympic Games Resources

Top 10 Olympic Controversies
Winter Olympic Games Reading Comprehension Activity
William Tell Facts & Olympic Activity
Jim Thorpe Reading Warm-Up
Olympic History: Surprises of the 1936 Olympic Games
History of the Olympic Torch, Flame, and Relay
Canadian Olympic Athletes Matching Activity
More Olympic Games – Resources for Teachers

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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.