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Hurricane Preparedness - National Weather Service

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Designed for National Hurricane Preparedness Week, this site offers extensive resources to help students and their parents plan ahead in case they find themselves in the path of a hurricane....more
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Designed for National Hurricane Preparedness Week, this site offers extensive resources to help students and their parents plan ahead in case they find themselves in the path of a hurricane. There are also extensive descriptions of storm surge, inland flooding, wind damage, and other phenomena associated with these storms.

tag(s): hurricanes (39), safety (92)

In the Classroom

If your community is in an area that can be affected by tropical storms, the content in these pages can be invaluable - whether as part of a science, health, or current events class.

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Out on Limb - University of Illinois

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Learning how to manage conflicts successfully is a crucial skill for students of all ages. This gentle and nurturing site combines multimedia elements with interactive activities to...more
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Learning how to manage conflicts successfully is a crucial skill for students of all ages. This gentle and nurturing site combines multimedia elements with interactive activities to create a safe and entertaining "place" for elementary students to experiment with a variety of coping skills and approaches. Through the character of "Maria" and her friends, students can learn effective ways to respond to and resolve uncomfortable confrontations without walking away or fighting. Includes downloadable worksheets. Headphones needed.

tag(s): conflict resolution (9)

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Save this site as a favorite on classroom computers, and have students peruse the website individually. The most effective use would be to have students with behavior problems or aggression to examine it individually. Some of the content is a little corny, but it does get some very important points across. For a guarantee students were paying attention, have them complete some of the printable worksheets that accompany the website after viewing the presentation.
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Kids and Teens Action without Borders - Action Without Borders

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3 to 12
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This site presents thoughtful and inspiring ways for kids to take an active role in improving the community around them. Click on the "Take a Lead" link for practical ways ...more
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This site presents thoughtful and inspiring ways for kids to take an active role in improving the community around them. Click on the "Take a Lead" link for practical ways to turn your ideas into reality. Plenty of real-life examples are provided, but some creative brainstorming in your classroom is a must. Dozens of lesson plans, covering everything from environmental issues to economics and human rights are provided in the "For Teachers" section.

tag(s): civil rights (121)

In the Classroom

Introduce this site in a civics or government course in order to show students how important political awareness and activism can be - and how they can get involved. Dependent on your class, it may not be important to advocate that they join the cause - but more introduce it and let them know that they can. This might be better at the end of a civics course, culminating all the information they have learned thus far and showing a practical application of it.

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Eat Your Vegetables - NIH

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The National Institutes of Health offers this site containing lots of resources to encourage folks to eat vegetables in appropriate quantities. While the subject may not be popular...more
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The National Institutes of Health offers this site containing lots of resources to encourage folks to eat vegetables in appropriate quantities. While the subject may not be popular with young people, health and nutrition teachers will find a number of resources that can be used to help students make more intelligent choices about the foods they eat.

tag(s): nutrition (155)

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Teens: Drug Use and the Brain - NIDA

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The National Institute for Drug Abuse offers this page about drugs and drug abuse for teens. There's a lot of factual information, some quizzes, and a wealth of statistics on ...more
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The National Institute for Drug Abuse offers this page about drugs and drug abuse for teens. There's a lot of factual information, some quizzes, and a wealth of statistics on the decline in drug use among teens. The coverage also includes ecstasy and the "date rape" drugs. Counselors and nurses may find this one particularly useful.

tag(s): drugs and alcohol (23), red ribbon week (9)

In the Classroom

Use this site during your drug unit or Red Ribbon Week as background information for students or student groups to make anti-drug infographics using Visme, reviewed here.

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Helping Children with Death - Fred Rogers

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1 to 3
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This page from the very helpful Mr. Rogers series offers parents insights on how children express their curiousity about death, and ways in which parents can help them understand at...more
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This page from the very helpful Mr. Rogers series offers parents insights on how children express their curiousity about death, and ways in which parents can help them understand at a level they comprehend. The content stresses honesty, even in the face of the contradictions children may raise.

tag(s): psychology (67)

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Children and Grief - How to Help - New York University

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This page offers content for both parent and professional audiences, and there is almost too much information. Try it, though for a comprehensive exploration of ways in which parents...more
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This page offers content for both parent and professional audiences, and there is almost too much information. Try it, though for a comprehensive exploration of ways in which parents and professionals can support grieving children

tag(s): psychology (67)

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Helping Children Cope with Death, Loss, and Grief - National Association of School Psychologists

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While originally written as a response to the 9/11 tragedies, the content of this page offers helpful advice for children experiencing death or loss of any sort. The section on ...more
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While originally written as a response to the 9/11 tragedies, the content of this page offers helpful advice for children experiencing death or loss of any sort. The section on the developmental differences in young people's experiences of grief will help parents assist their children effectively.

tag(s): psychology (67)

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NASP offers a variety of additional information on related topics.

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Children's Grief - Developmental Considerations - KidSource

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Here's a brief chart showing how children respond differently to death and grief as they grow older. The chart also suggests helpful, appropriate responses that can help children through...more
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Here's a brief chart showing how children respond differently to death and grief as they grow older. The chart also suggests helpful, appropriate responses that can help children through the process at different ages.

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Children and Grief - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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This page offers a synopsis of the ways in which children may react to the death of a friend or loved one. It offers brief guidance on the scope of ...more
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This page offers a synopsis of the ways in which children may react to the death of a friend or loved one. It offers brief guidance on the scope of normal reactions, suggestions on helping children remember a loved one, and tips about reactions that may indicate problems that require professional attention.

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Helping Children Cope with Disaster - FEMA

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FEMA's guide to helping children after a disaster seems modelled largely on the American Red Cross content, and it concentrates on natural disasters. Depending on your local situation,...more
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FEMA's guide to helping children after a disaster seems modelled largely on the American Red Cross content, and it concentrates on natural disasters. Depending on your local situation, the related links may also be useful.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (47)

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Children and Disasters - American Red Cross

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This page offers a combination of resources for children, parents, and educators helping children cope with the direct or indirect results of natural or other disasters. While much...more
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This page offers a combination of resources for children, parents, and educators helping children cope with the direct or indirect results of natural or other disasters. While much of the focus is on natural disasters, the coping skills for children are applicable in a wide range of situations.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (47)

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Teachers will find several curriculum resources in the educator's section.

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters - NIMH

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This page from the National Institutes of Mental Health offers information for parents and professionals on helping children and adolescents cope with disasters, tragedies, and violence....more
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This page from the National Institutes of Mental Health offers information for parents and professionals on helping children and adolescents cope with disasters, tragedies, and violence. There is information for young people directly affected by these events and also for those who are reacting to them from a greater distance. The page includes information on post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as further resources for victims directly affected.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (47)

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Helping Children Deal with Scary News - Mr. Rogers

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Fred Rogers has spent a lifetime helping young children understand their feelings. This page from his web site offers parents strategies that can reassure young children in the wake...more
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Fred Rogers has spent a lifetime helping young children understand their feelings. This page from his web site offers parents strategies that can reassure young children in the wake of a disaster or any bad news.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (47)

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Children's Reponses to Disasters - Parent Information - NASP

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This page is part of NASP's disaster response section. While it was originally designed as a 9/11 resource, many of its elements could be useful in managing responses to other ...more
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This page is part of NASP's disaster response section. While it was originally designed as a 9/11 resource, many of its elements could be useful in managing responses to other disaster situations. There are also links to related resources for teachers and professionals

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (47)

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Helping Children and Families Cope with Disaster - Michigan State University

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This page and associated resources were developed to help families cope with disasters of various sorts. The content is deeper than many similar sites, and there is a significant collection...more
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This page and associated resources were developed to help families cope with disasters of various sorts. The content is deeper than many similar sites, and there is a significant collection of links to additional resources. Both parents and teachers should find this one helpful.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (47)

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Children, Stress, and Natural Disasters - University of Illinios

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While designed specifically for natural disasters, this multi-part resource for teachers should also be useful in managing responses to other disasters and events. ...more
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While designed specifically for natural disasters, this multi-part resource for teachers should also be useful in managing responses to other disasters and events.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (47)

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There are several classroom activities included as part of this unit.

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Helping Children After a Disaster - AACAP

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This information from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychologists offers brief guidelines about the reactions to disasters that are typical in children and young people,...more
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This information from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychologists offers brief guidelines about the reactions to disasters that are typical in children and young people, along with links to more detailed information. This page concentrates on offering meaningful responses to these children.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (47)

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Information - National Institutes of Mental Health

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The National Institutes of Mental Health offers this site for both public and professional audiences. It highlights characteristics and management of several mental health conditions...more
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The National Institutes of Mental Health offers this site for both public and professional audiences. It highlights characteristics and management of several mental health conditions in children and young people. There is coverage of the relationships between environment and mental health, as well as the role and appropriateness of medication for specific disorders.

tag(s): behavior (46), mental health (27)

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Smart-Mouth.org - Center for Science in the Public Interest

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Looking for a "good eating habits" site that will actually engage students? This offering from the Center for Science in the Public Interest serves up its anti-junk food message with...more
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Looking for a "good eating habits" site that will actually engage students? This offering from the Center for Science in the Public Interest serves up its anti-junk food message with clever writing and graphics. The site lets students build their own meal and see its nutritional value, and the "snacktoids" offer scores of quick facts showing the effects of a diet with lots of fast foods.

tag(s): nutrition (155)

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