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Lesson Planet Curated
A 12-part social and emotional health unit is designed to help seventh graders develop the skills they need to cope with disappointment and manage stress. They practice stress reduction techniques and share ideas for how to handle...
Lesson Planet Curated
How do you teach classes to recognize and confront intolerance? To recognize their preconceptions and commit to change? The materials in this collection, prepared by the Museum of Tolerance, are designed to achieve these goals. Whether...
There's a big test in school next week—time to hit the gym! The final video in a playlist on study skills focuses on the relationship between bodily movement and brain development, and how regular exercise can improve school performance.
Create an inclusive physical education program with help from eight exercises designed to met of the needs of children with autism. Activities include ball work, hurdles, bear crawls, resistance bands, star jumps, and the Scramble.
Ways are identified in which exercise benefits the nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems of the human body in this presentation. It also includes definitions for and examples of aerobic and anaerobic exercise, as well as...
Leave it to the classic jump rope to get your class excited about physical activity! Your class will begin by discussing the benefits of jumping rope as a form of exercise and learning a few different types of jumps. Then in groups of...
Dr. Tina Marcantel speaks about health and the need for exercise as she hikes around Sedona, Arizona. Several benefits are highlighted in a succinct and clear way. Show your health students this video to encourage them to exercise...
Texas Heart Institute
What happens in the muscles during anaerobic and aerobic exercise, and how does this affect the heart and our overall health? A cross-curricular lesson that introduces learners to the lifelong benefits of exercise, including the ability...
Second graders discuss benefits of keeping physically fit, predict effects of exercise on their bodies, perform various exercises correctly, including push-up, curl-up, and jumping jack, discuss and follow safety practices while...
Discuss the importance of exercise with your middle schoolers using this PowerPoint. Actively engage them by surveying how they spend their free time and explain many benefits of physical activity. Learners consider what they did over...
Champions for Change
Thirty minutes of physical activity a day maintains health and keeps chronic disease away! Your class will learn and discuss the number of minutes of physical activity needed every day to maintain good health, as well as the short- and...
Don't miss the opportunity to show what may be the most beneficial video your classes will ever see for their lifelong health and well-being. Using engaging animations and fascinating statistics, Dr. Mike Evans explains why exercise is...
Exercising is undeniably beneficial for our brains and bodies. But how do these benefits compare to the participation and joining of a sports team? Watch an educational video to discover the psychological and health benefits of joining a...
What does it really mean to know a language? Did you know that knowing two or more languages means that your brain might actually look and work differently than those of your monolingual friends? Discover the three different types of...
Fourth graders discuss cycling and create a list of good effects from cycling. In this cycling instructional activity, 4th graders design a leaflet or poster to encourage cycling. Students debate the benefits of cycling.
In this online/interactive worksheet about walking for exercise, students read about the benefits of walking their pets and answer multiple choice comprehensive questions. Students answer four multiple choice questions.
Fifth graders comprehend the benefits of daily physical activity and are taught the factors that affect physical performance. They relate ways that aerobic exercise strengthens and improves the efficiency of the heart and lungs. ...
Get your class into great shape by introducing them to the benefits of eating healthy snacks and engaing in regular exercise. This set of activities comes with all the worksheets and handouts needed to complete several weeks of nutrition...
Workout buddies aren't just for adults! Learners discuss the benefits of 60 minutes of physical activity each day and generate ideas for how they can accomplish this by working toward a goal with friends.
Identify at least five benefits of physical activity and guide students to experience fun feeling healthy. Your class will participate in the Synchronized Chair Dance. Worksheet and Evaluation are included.
Feeling stressed, angry, or nervous? It's time to practice the exercise detailed in Deep Breathe to breathe your cares away. The activity brings the focus back to one's self and identifies the importance of staying calm.
Students calculate their heart rate before and after exercise. In this health lesson, students find their resting heart rate and then exercise for 5-10 minutes. Students take their heart rate afterwards and observe the differences.
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