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24 reviewed resources for sedentary lifestyle

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Making Active, Healthy Lifestyle Choices

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
What does the term "lifestyle" mean? What constitutes an active lifestyle? What constitutes a healthy lifestyle? The main ideas in this lesson focus on what an active healthy lifestyle looks like. There are questions for discussion, and...
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Childhood Obesity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Meredith Vieira explains how our children are "eating themselves to death." Bad nutrition combined with a sedentary lifestyle leads to dangerous diseases. Dave Zinzenko, the editor of Men's Health, talks about his journey out of...
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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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An Introduction to Thomas Malthus' An Essay on the Principle of Population

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can human population ever exceed its ability to produce food? High schoolers watch a short overview of Thomas Malthus's An Essay on the Principle of Population to learn more about the subsistence level of the human population, and how...
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Physical Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students compare sedentary lifestyles to active lifestyles. In this health lesson, students discuss the implications of different kinds of lifestyles, complete a worksheet, then participate in a physical activity.
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Nomadic and Sedentary Tribes in Kansas

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders compare and contrast sedentary and nomadic tribe life. In this Native American culture lesson, 7th graders research primary documents about the Osage and Kiowa tribes. Students create a series of illustrations to be...
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Healthy Snacking and Physical Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore healthy snacks. In this science lesson, students discuss their needs for survival. Students discuss healthy snacks and sample a variety of these snacks. Students also discuss the benefits of an active lifestyle.
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How Farming Planted the Seeds for the Internet

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Is farming the greatest innovation in all of history? Watch as modern technology and advancements are traced back to the invention of farming in the Neolithic Revolution. The video illustrates how agricultural surplus led to division of...
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Healthy Living Lesson Plan 7 - Yoga and Relaxation

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Yoga can help to relieve stress as well as help learners become more aware of their bodies. They can also work on flexibility, coordination, strength, and balance. There is a link to the entire  instructional activity which contains...
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Exercise and Your Heart

For Students 6th - 10th
Take a look at this four-page handout on exercise and the heart. Heart disease is the number one killer in the US, and most of that could be prevented. Learn about the benefits of physical activity and a longer healthier life. Check out...
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Get Active!

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Getting young learners to do calisthenic-type exercises is not so fun, but connect it to a favorite card game and somehow the fun factor increases. Here, the calisthenic activities are connected to the game of UNO. Each color or type of...
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Human PreHistory 101 Part 3: Agriculture Rocks Our World

For Students 9th - 12th
Around 14,000 years ago, the ice age melted. What did humans do in response? They settled down and began to farm their food. Visit the Fertile Crescent and beyond through animation and narrated explanations. Viewers learn about the birth...
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Get Acquainted with the Great Outdoors

For Teachers K - 8th
National Parks and Recreation Month offers opportunities to improve health and education.
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Ancient Americas

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders compare artifacts used by archaeologists to theorize the first inhabitants of the Americas migrated from Asia across the Bering Land Bridge.
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Rise of the Silla Kingdom: Native Traditions and Cultural Diffusion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider how the location of Korea has contributed to cultural diffusion. For this Korean history lesson, students investigate the rise of the Silla Kingdom. Students compare the accomplishments of the Silla Kingdom to those of...
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Here's to Your Health!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Studets research a health issue. They write an essay about the health issue. The create a public service announcement.
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Geocaching

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Using GPS units, small groups participate in a scavenger hunt to find an object that you have hidden. They use coordinates for stopping points along a pre-planned path to get to the final cache. This is a terrific activity to include in...
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Breaking News English: Television Shoes

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English learning exercise, students read " Television Shoes," and then respond to 1 graphic organizer, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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My Pyramid

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this food pyramid worksheet, students read about the servings recommended for food group and tips about staying healthy. Students can also write their food choices for a day. The worksheet also includes a letter to the family and...
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Fit for Our Future

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students understand the importance of physical fitness as part of a healthy lifestyle.  In this health lesson students create a display and presentation about what they learned. 
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My Pyramid

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this My Pyramid worksheet, learners figure out how many ounces of each food group they need based on calories. Students also read tips about finding a balance food and fun.
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Your Circulatory System

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders identify the different parts of the heart. In this biology instructional activity, 7th graders give some examples of heart diseases that might affect them and their family. They suggest ways to improve heart health.
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Canine Companions: All Kinds of Dogs

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this family dog lesson, students discover how to choose the type of dog that best fits their family.  Students research different types of dog breeds, and share with the class the type of dog they would choose for their family. A...
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Obesity in Our World Today

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate overeating and personal health by researching obesity facts. In this healthy eating lesson, 7th graders research the Internet for facts about youth obesity and the causes of ailments such as diabetes. Students...