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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
Morse Code
Basic First Aid
Resolving Conflicts
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
First-Aid Treatments
My Side of the Mountain
More Popular Safety Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

Feeling Words Chart
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
Student Fight Sheet
Survival Kits
Latitude and Longitude
Plate Tectonics Test
Ice Dogs Common Core Discussion Questions & Activities
More Popular Safety Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Water Safety

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

Food Safety

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

Internet Safety

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

First Aid Resources

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

School Safety Resources

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

Language Arts Activities

A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Sorting Out Feelings
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Resolution Vocabulary
The Gorp Reading Activities
The Rights of Bike Riders - Rubric
Thirteen Reasons Why Discussion Guide
More Language Arts Activities

Literature Activities

Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill Fire-Safety Activities
The Rights of Bike Riders
Lost on a Mountain in Maine
Peanut's Emergency Coloring Page
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride & Mercy Watson Fights Crime Teacher's Guide
Stand Tall: Teacher Guide
Mercy Watson to the Rescue & Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride Activity Kit
The Mercy Watson Books Teachers' Guide
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
Tsunami! Discussion Guide
Because I Am Furniture Discussion Guide
The Luckiest Girl in the World Literature Guide

Art & Safety Connected

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

Health & Wellness Activities

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

Natural Disaster Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Volcanoes and Earthquakes Quiz
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
Fact Sheet: Tsunamis
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

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