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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

Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Basic First Aid
First-Aid Treatments
Morse Code
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Fire Readiness and Safety
More Popular Safety Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

Feeling Words Chart
Latitude and Longitude
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
My Side of the Mountain
Planning a Fitness Schedule
Beach Safety Lessons & Activity Packet
Survival Kits
More Popular Safety Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Water Safety

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

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
Filtering Software
Limiting Children to Appropriate Content on the Web

First Aid Resources

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

School Safety Resources

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

Language Arts Activities

Resolving Conflicts
Resolution Vocabulary
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Thirteen Reasons Why Discussion Guide
Sorting Out Feelings
The Gorp's Gift Activities
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
More Language Arts Activities

Literature Activities

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

Art & Safety Connected

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

Health & Wellness Activities

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

Natural Disaster Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Volcanoes and Earthquakes Quiz
Build Your Own Volcano
What Is a Tsunami?
Parts of a Volcano
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's (Thursday) November 26, this year. Use videos, lessons, and worksheets to teach the history and cultural significance of the holiday. Then, enjoy our crafts to celebrate and decorate!

December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

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!

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.