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Autism Speaks School Community Toolkit

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Guide members of the educational community in understanding and supporting autistic learners. A kit from Autism Speaks includes an array of tools designed for parents, teachers, and community members. 
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Ebola Outbreak

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As of April, 2016, more than 28,000 suspected cases of Ebola were recorded in Western Africa with over 11,000 human deaths. Classes discuss the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014 and then groups develop an action plan based on research,...
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What Causes Addiction?

For Students 9th - 12th
"Almost everything we think we know about addiction is wrong." Or so says this resource. Find out what is true, and what is known about addiction in a short video that examines the unhealthy bonds and disconnections that lead to addiction. 
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Staying Green While Being Clean

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Clean up the environment with a lesson that focuses on replacing hazardous cleaning supplies with green, environmentally-friendly products. Using a dirty patch of surface as a control area, kids clean other parts of various surfaces...
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A Healthy You

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Go beyond counting calories with a healthy eating unit that focuses on reading nutritional labels, making healthy choices, and incorporating fitness into daily life. After four lessons about the different ways kids can improve their...
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Stress: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Everyone feels stress from time to time, but how can you move past it? A seven-page packet of activities guides high schoolers through the process of recognizing and managing their stress. The resource includes discussion topics, a quick...
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Teen Driving: Skills, Responsibilities and Reactions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
As an introduction to the skills required for and responsibilities of driving, pre-teens and teens engage in a series of activities, chart their response times, and analyze how variables effect these reaction times. Class groups use the...
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Lesson 7: Relationships - Day 5: Acquaintances & Strangers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is the difference between a friend and an acquaintance? What about an acquaintance and a stranger? As part of a unit on Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH), class members role play appropriate responses to situations involving...
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Lesson 2: Private & Public

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is the difference between a private and a public place? The focus in this second lesson on family life and sexual health is building an understanding of the difference between the concepts of private and public and the behaviors...
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Lesson 1: Introductory Class

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This first lesson in a unit on Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) has class members establishing the rules of behavior that will create a safe environment for the discussion of these sensitive topics.
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Recognising Unsafe Situations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
As part of a unit on personal safety, class members are asked to assess the level of risk in a series of 20 situations and then share their ratings, and the reasons for these ratings, with others. The goal here is for young people to...
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Risky Online Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is there such a thing as "stranger danger" on the Internet? Learners discover the myths and realities of online predators, as well as how to approach a situation in which they are contacted by strangers online.
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Private Today, Public Tomorrow

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What responsibility do we have to protect the privacy and safety of others when posting information about them online? This is an essential lesson for every learner today experiencing their social and professional worlds in an online...
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The Anxiety Workbook For Teens

For Students 7th - 12th
Teens often face a great deal of worry in their lives, and can be at a loss with how to anticipate and handle their emotions. This workbook is an exceptional resource for both educators and students alike as a way of supporting teens in...
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What's the Big Deal with Gluten?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Is gluten-free just a fad? What is gluten anyway, and why can't some of us process it? This is the perfect video to break down the anatomy of gluten and the various diseases and symptoms caused by the notorious protein, as well as to...
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Debunking the Myths of OCD

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Discover the distinction between OCD tendencies and the neurological disorder itself, as well as clues as to the causes of OCD, how people with OCD perceive their actions and anxieties, and finally how to treat the disorder.
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Why Do Your Knuckles Pop?

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
Pop! Why does bending your joints in a certain way cause a cracking sound? This fascinating video delves into the synovial fluid and "bubbles" that exist in your in the space between stretched out joints, as well as debunks some popular...
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Why Sitting Is Bad for You

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Our bodies simply aren't built for such a sedentary existence. Discover what happens to our bodies when we don't practice what we are built to do—move!
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Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Recipe makeovers, healthy alternatives, quick tips for a nutritious lifestyle...this 187-page document has it all! Don't miss a thorough packet of workshop activities and handouts designed to support your teaching of the MyPlate...
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Cooking Lab Make Up Form

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Did one of your young cooks miss a lab? No worries. Here's a worksheet that offers those who missed the lab a change to make up the work and provide instructors with documentation.
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Home Economics: Teen Building

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Learners explore the emotional and nutritional needs of teenagers in a six-lesson unit, which covers such topics as food sources, cooking skills, emotional well-being, and the positive effect of food and family occasions. 
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Rx for Understanding: Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know more than 2,000 teens begin abusing prescription drugs each day? Ensure your learners are educated about the crucial health issue of prescription drug abuse with this unit. 
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Emergency & First Aid Orientation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here you'll find a presentation that covers a wide range of emergency and first aid topics, such as evacuation planning, what to do in the event of a fire or severe weather, and addressing a number of medical emergencies, such as...
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EdTech Tuesdays: Eat & Move-O-Matic

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Trying to raise awareness about nutrition and making healthy choices, but can't find a resource that engages students? Then you've come to the right place. In this short video, Jennifer and Rich demonstrate an app called the Eat &...