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Core Knowledge Foundation

The Human Body Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 1st Standards
A read-aloud anthology showcases various stories about the human body. Scholars participate in lessons that introduce a reading, listen to and discuss the reading, then complete in-class and at-home practice.
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Lesson Plan
Nemours KidsHealth

Keep Your Brain in the Game: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Boost physical activity as well as concept proficiency with brief bursts of movement. Before taking a test, scholars vote on five exercises to complete from a set of 8 cards. After two minutes, learners begin their work with heightened...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Lesson: Daria Martin: Body as Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There is a wonderful magic that happens when artists collaborate. Kids examine storytelling through collaborative art. Inspired by Rodin's sculpture Minotaur, Daria Martin and Anna Halprin create a filmed dance sequence. Kids analyze the...
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Curated OER

Telling Stories Through Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd
Examine the movement of characters in the story, Caps for Sale. Using the text, pupils invent gestures and movements for some of the actions and major events. They practice retelling a story by using the movements they developed. They...
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Lesson Plan
PBS

Curious George: Blowing in the Wind

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
A lesson all about wind begins with a short video featuring the loveable monkey, Curious George. Scholars take part in thoughtful discussion then set forth to identify objects that wind can move. They record their findings on a chart and...
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Activity
American Museum of Natural History

Mammal Flipbooks

For Students 6th - 12th
Scholars follow eight steps to create a flipbook and discover key facts about mammals' locomotion.
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Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

Moving to the Poems of Angel Island

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
A poem carved on Angel Island's walls is the guiding text of a lesson that challenges scholars to put movement into a written piece of art. After warm up-activities, learners play a game of "Pass the Clap" and "Pass the Line," in which...
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Activity
US Department of Commerce

Community Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
America is a country on the move. Analyzing data from the Census Bureau, class members gauge the people moving in and out of their areas. An interactive web feature allows pupils to see who is moving out and moving in, while discussion...
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Interactive
ABCya

Civiballs Christmas

For Students 3rd - 5th
For the holiday season, timing is everything—and a Civiballs game is no exception! Learners use strategy, timing, and a little bit of computer-generated luck to solve each level of a game in which they cut chains to release ornaments...
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PPT
Geography for Geographers

Five Themes of Iceland

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
How do the five themes of geography relate to the country of Iceland? Pupils learn about everything from the differences between relative and absolute location to how humans both adapt and change the environment. The presentation...
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Interactive
Physics Classroom

Torque-ing About Rotation

For Students 9th - 12th
Let's talk torque! Science scholars evaluate experimental setups during an interactive from the Rotation and Balance series. Individuals calculate the torque of differently arranged weights to determine the effect they have on a balanced...
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Interactive
Physics Classroom

Getting a Handle on Torque

For Students 9th - 12th
Do your young physicists get a little unbalanced when it comes to talking about torque? Scholars examine the effects of weight and distance on a balanced system with a simple interactive from the Rotation and Balance series. The resource...
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Handout
US Department of Veterans Affairs

Sample Flexibility Plan for Beginners

For Students 6th - 12th
Boost flexibility with a set of stretches designed for beginners. Pictures and descriptions guide readers through a variety of stretches while standing, sitting, and lying on the floor. 
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PhysEdGames

Santa Tag

For Students K - 4th
Choose a class member to be the Santa. Everyone else is a reindeer and spreads out around the gym. Santa's objective for the game is to tag the others so he can round up his reindeer. When a reindeer is tagged, they must step out of the...
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Phys Ed Games

Classy Moves

For Students 2nd - 8th
Choose a leader to stand in the middle of a circle of students. The leader does any sort of move for 20 seconds, including tuck jumps, jumping jacks, silly dance moves, push-ups, burpees, etc. The rest of the class must mimic the leader...
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Curated OER

Rainy Day Blues Turned into Rainbow Smiles

For Teachers K - 8th
A series of physical fitness games, activities, and teamwork challenges prompt youngsters to get moving! Using Hula Hoops, bean bags, pool noodles, and other materials, elementary and middle schoolers work together and get some exercise...
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Activity
It's About Time

Circular Motion

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Lead your class in this exciting activity to learn more about motion and its importance. Pupils learn about a centripetal and why it is required to maintain a constant speed in a circulating moving mass. They apply the equation for...
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Curated OER

Music Lesson Plan for Teaching Children with (Severe) Autism

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Here's a packet of music activities designed specifically for children with autism. Kids learn greeting, echo, and repertory songs, as well as rhythmic patterns to play rhythm instruments.
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ESL Kid Stuff

Directions: Left / Right / Forward / Back

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Move to the left! Move to the right! Kids will definitely get moving with a lesson on directions. They review left, right, forward, and back before playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey and singing some songs about movement.
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Printables
Twisty Noodle

Animal Action Cards Book

For Teachers K - 2nd
Can you stomp like a elephant? Or slither like a snake? Use these animal cards to get your little monkeys moving! Each card features an illustration and action word that matches the animal.
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Printables
Jolly Learning Ltd

Jolly Music Posters

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Perfect for music class or a dance lesson, these Jolly Music posters are charming for young learners of any age. They each feature a children's song with applicable illustrations and motion, prompting your young musicians to move to the...
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Activity
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

Classroom or Large Space Activities

For Teachers K - 2nd
The 24 activities detailed in this packet are designed to get kids up and moving with a minimum of chaos. A great resource to have on hand for drama classes and content courses.
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Ohio Resource Center

Clouds

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Get your little readers moving with a fun lesson about Eric Carle's Little Cloud. After reading the book together, they engage in a series of locomotor and manipulative activities to illustrate how different elements of the story would...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Dance and Writing

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use dance moves to perform narratives. For this dramatic performing lesson, 4th graders use strong and soft movements to show what character's voice is portraying. Students also use movement to show the feelings in the...