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Safety Resources for Teachers

National Safety Month (June) provides the perfect opportunity to teach your students how to stay safe at school, outdoors, and on the Internet. Browse the extensive collection of safety lesson plans, printables, and resources for great teaching ideas year round. You'll find resources on conflict resolution, natural disasters, and emergency preparedness, as well as activities for health and wellness, language arts, and more!

Printables for Grades K-5

Basic First Aid
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
First-Aid Treatments
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
Resolving Conflicts
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
More Popular Safety Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

Feeling Words Chart
My Side of the Mountain
Morse Code
Latitude and Longitude
Survival Kits
The Fire Drill
Plate Tectonics Test
More Popular Safety Printables

Lesson Plans

Conflict Resolution Activities
Acting Out Conflict
Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Practicing Problem Solving
Talk It Out Together
Smoking Lesson - Grades 2 and 3
Exploring the Nature of Conflict
More Safety Lesson Plans

Water Safety

Beach Safety Lessons & Activity Packet
Sidney Won't Swim Party Kit
Safer 3 Water Safety Story & Coloring Book
Josh the Otter Water Safety Awareness Project
Safer Water, Safer Kids, Safer Response Activity Sheet & Certificate
Josh the Baby Otter Read-Aloud Video
Safer 3 Early Education Drowning Prevention Program
Safer 3 Water Safety Adventure Activity Book

Food Safety

Kitchen Safety
Activity: Bacteria and Food Poisoning
Drying Food
Bacteria That Cause Food-borne Illness

Internet Safety

Dealing with Technology in the Classroom
Sample Acceptable Use Policy
Netiquette -- Internet Etiquette
Limiting Children to Appropriate Content on the Web
Filtering Software

First Aid Resources

Emergency Response
What Happens When the Body Overheats?
What Is Heart Disease?
Quick: Get Me a Bandage! Creative Writing Activity
Science Reading Warm-Up: The Heimlich Maneuver
Explore Activity: Hidden Tools
How Is Technology Used to Treat Cardiovascular Disease?
Disease-Carrying Animals

School Safety Resources

Bus Safety
Bully-Proof Your Classroom
Monitoring Students on the Playground
Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology
Adam Canfield, Watch Your Back! Discussion Guide
Playground Supervision Sheet
Fight Bullying With Books!: A Guide for Teachers, Librarians, Parents and Caregivers
Supervising the Playground
Laws Against School Bullying
More School Safety Resources for Teachers

Language Arts Activities

Resolution Vocabulary
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Thirteen Reasons Why Discussion Guide
Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill Fire-Safety Activities
The Rights of Bike Riders
Sorting Out Feelings
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
More Language Arts Activities

Literature Activities

Lost on a Mountain in Maine
Tsunami! Discussion Guide
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
The Mercy Watson Books Teachers' Guide
The Luckiest Girl in the World Literature Guide
Peanut's Emergency Coloring Page
Mercy Watson to the Rescue & Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride Activity Kit
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
The Rights of Bike Riders - Rubric
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride & Mercy Watson Fights Crime Teacher's Guide
Stand Tall: Teacher Guide
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
Ice Dogs Common Core Discussion Questions & Activities
Because I Am Furniture Discussion Guide

Art & Safety Connected

Firefighter's Hat
Fire Engine and Police Car Puzzle
Police Officer Hat
Road Signs
School Safety Connect-the-Dots
Nurse/EMT Hat
Join the Firefighters!
Bus Stop
SOS Day Writing Activity

Health & Wellness Activities

Fire Maze
Accident Prevention
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Famous Survivors
Death and the Grief Reaction Process
Allergy Alert
Some Safety Signals
Crisis Intervention Information Centers
Impact of Disruption on Students with Exceptionalities
Impact of Disaster on Students with Exceptionalities
Relationship Between Crisis and Special Education
Impact of Death on Students with Exceptionalities
Myths & Facts About Influenza
Influenza Vaccination Recommendations

Natural Disaster Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Volcanoes and Earthquakes Quiz
What Is a Tsunami?
Comparing Martian Dust Storms to Earth's Cyclones
Weather Terms
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

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Memorial Day
Find a way to honor the American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in wars and military disputes this Memorial Day (May 30). Some of our most popular activities include: World War II Student Project, Chronology of Conscription in the U.S., and American Flag, Memorial Day Videos, and "In Flanders Fields" -- History and Poetry!

May Calendar of Events
May is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Holocaust Remembrance Day (Sundown 5/4), Cinco de Mayo (5/5), Mother's Day (5/8), Transportation Week (May 15-21), Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/30). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Inventors Month, National Family Month (May 8 - June 19), Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!

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: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.