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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
Resolving Conflicts
Fire Readiness and Safety
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
More Popular Safety Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

Feeling Words Chart
Morse Code
Beach Safety Lessons & Activity Packet
My Side of the Mountain
Planning a Fitness Schedule
Survival Kits
Student Fight Sheet
More Popular Safety Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Water Safety

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

Food Safety

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

Internet Safety

Dealing with Technology in the Classroom
Netiquette -- Internet Etiquette
Filtering Software
Sample Acceptable Use Policy
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
Science Reading Warm-Up: The Heimlich Maneuver
What Is Heart Disease?
How Is Technology Used to Treat Cardiovascular Disease?
What Happens When the Body Overheats?

School Safety Resources

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

Language Arts Activities

Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
Resolution Vocabulary
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
The Gorp's Gift Activities
Thirteen Reasons Why Discussion Guide
Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill Fire-Safety Activities
Sorting Out Feelings
More Language Arts Activities

Literature Activities

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

Art & Safety Connected

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

Health & Wellness Activities

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

Natural Disaster Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
What Is the Ring of Fire?
Storm Trackers
Volcanoes and Earthquakes Quiz
Build Your Own Volcano
How a Tsunami Occurs
River Erosion
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources


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!

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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