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Christmas Around The World - Kaboose

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K to 8
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This British site offers summaries of Christmas customs and traditions from around the world. (Did you know you're supposed to stir the Christmas pudding from east to west?) Your students...more
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This British site offers summaries of Christmas customs and traditions from around the world. (Did you know you're supposed to stir the Christmas pudding from east to west?) Your students might like to see what the Brits think of some of our American Christmas traditions, and to learn how these vary in other nations.

tag(s): christmas (54)

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Jump$tart Financial Smarts for Students - Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy

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7 to 12
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Help students develop personal financial literacy as a real-world connection to your curriculum. At this site, teens take a quiz to find out their background, financial needs, and monthly...more
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Help students develop personal financial literacy as a real-world connection to your curriculum. At this site, teens take a quiz to find out their background, financial needs, and monthly expenditures. The next page shows users how much money they need to earn to fulfill just their basic needs. The calculator breaks the amount needed to earnings per hour times how many hours per week they'd need to work. It also displays a breakdown of what types of employment would yield the desired amount. Of course, the site also shows that the more educated one is, the better the wages.

tag(s): money (180)

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Have students navigate the quiz and scenarios on laptops or in a lab-- or even as homework-- as part of you unit on life after high school or career planning. There is more teacher information and an explanation of standards available in the drop-down menus.

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The Costumer's Manifesto - Tara Maginnis, Ph.D

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7 to 12
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This is an amazing site for kids who ask, "But what did they WEAR?" In today's fashion-conscious society, looking at the past is often quite amusing, eye-opening, and insightful. A...more
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This is an amazing site for kids who ask, "But what did they WEAR?" In today's fashion-conscious society, looking at the past is often quite amusing, eye-opening, and insightful. A worthwhile site for teachers of theater, history, English, and even family and consumer science -- since the site even includes some patterns. Clicking on any of the options in the opening menu will take you to specific areas of that subject through history. The "Costume History sorted by Period" is truly fascinating as it offers drawings, patterns, and rationale for clothing of different time periods, including materials used and practical reasons for everything from codpieces to headdresses.

tag(s): costumes (5)

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This is a HUGE site worth dipping into for everything from history of clothing to wedding rituals and ceremonies of all kinds. As you introduce the setting of a new piece of literature or study of a new historical period, share this site to make another time "real" to your fashion-conscious teens. Include this site for fashion, costuming, or customs as one of the student research topics for a time period or lit study.

Note: The site is not terribly attractive as a set of links. It also has advertising and links to "outside" topics. Give precise directions for where students should go.

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KidsHealth For Kids - Nemours Foundation

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K to 8
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This website is extremely informative and provides students with details about everyday illnesses and injuries, emotional support, puberty, nutrition, and more! There is such a wealth...more
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This website is extremely informative and provides students with details about everyday illnesses and injuries, emotional support, puberty, nutrition, and more! There is such a wealth of information available at this website, teachers can find numerous subjects, activities and information. Several kid-approved recipes are also provided. Be sure to check out the movies - they provide general science information and simple explanations of the many systems of the body (and are quite entertaining). FLASH is required for some of the activities.

tag(s): human body (132)

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Use an interactive whiteboard and make the unique activities at this website a class experience. Then include the link on your teacher web page for students to share at home.
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Healthy And Active Kids

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5 to 9
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This "kid-friendly" site has two interactive activities (a healthy food and activity guide plus a body mass index calculator). There are also numerous educational (and entertaining)...more
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This "kid-friendly" site has two interactive activities (a healthy food and activity guide plus a body mass index calculator). There are also numerous educational (and entertaining) links provided. The best feature of this site is the personalized activities (students fill in their own answers to calculate their personal body mass index and a personalized food and activity guide). The site is made in Australia, so units are kilos and centimeters. Have a converter formula handy!

tag(s): mass (24), nutrition (155), obesity (18)

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Teachers can use this site to help their students calculate their body mass index and to choose healthy eating and exercise habits.

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The Science of Energy Balance: Calorie Intake and Physical Activity - National Institutes of Health

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6 to 9
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This complete unit on energy balance includes teacher materials, standards,(see the Curriculum Supplement Series main page for the link to state standards), complete student materials...more
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This complete unit on energy balance includes teacher materials, standards,(see the Curriculum Supplement Series main page for the link to state standards), complete student materials and web resources, and everything you need to teach about caloric intake and energy balance. NIH has done an outstanding job of organizing everything for you. There are videos to make the content come alive (require Quicktime). See the Getting Started section for information on the needed plug-ins (Flash, Quicktime, and Acrobat Reader). This unit also includes a section where students conduct online, virtual inquiry into the effects of caloric intake on mice. Middle schoolers will identify with the students in the videos.

tag(s): energy (207), nutrition (155), obesity (18)

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Whether you choose to do the entire unit or elect certain activities, you most likely will want to have students complete some of th activities on laptops or in a lab so they can investigate and watch the videos. Include this comprehansive site in a health or FCS unit.
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration - For Kids, Teens and Educators - FDA

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K to 12
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This website provides a wealth of information for children, teenagers and educators. Specifics include cosmetics, germs, food safety, hand washing, careers in food science, online...more
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This website provides a wealth of information for children, teenagers and educators. Specifics include cosmetics, germs, food safety, hand washing, careers in food science, online games, interactive coloring pages and more! While most of the content appears elementary, there is information on food science careers and some higher level informaiton under Kids, Teens, and Educators.

tag(s): careers (139), safety (92)

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If you want a "healthier" class, use this website to help students understand the importance of hand washing and staying healthy! There are age-appropriate activities for all grades at this website. Home Ec/FCS teachers will love the information on food safety and hand washing, too!
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Store Wars - Organic Trade Association

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6 to 12
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Trying to convince your students that healthy eating is the way to go? Turn the job over to Cuke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Cannoli. In a supermarket, far, far, way, ...more
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Trying to convince your students that healthy eating is the way to go? Turn the job over to Cuke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Cannoli. In a supermarket, far, far, way, organic foods join forces to wage war against Darth Tater and rescue Princess Lettuce. Enjoy this Star Wars take-off, and may the farm be with you.

tag(s): nutrition (155), satire (5)

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Eat Smart. Play Hard - Federal Food & Nutrition Service

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3 to 8
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This federally developed site deals with the importance of exercise and good nutrition. There are some activity ideas to try at home or school, nutrition information, food experiments,...more
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This federally developed site deals with the importance of exercise and good nutrition. There are some activity ideas to try at home or school, nutrition information, food experiments, healthy recipes, and more. The separate sections for kids, parents, and professionals make it easy to find what you are looking for.

tag(s): nutrition (155)

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As part of your unit on nutrition or exercise, be sure to share this link on your teacher web page for students to try some of the ACTIVE activity ideas and recipes. Or you can assign them to explore in class, choosing at least one healthy recipe and one activity idea to take home and try for panther points (see the mascot for more info).
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Fat and Happy? - Scientific American Frontiers

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6 to 12
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Here's an episode from the Scientific American Frontiers site that offers a look at how American young people eat and what their eating habits do to their bodies and futures. ...more
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Here's an episode from the Scientific American Frontiers site that offers a look at how American young people eat and what their eating habits do to their bodies and futures. Users can view selected program clips, compute body mass (BMI), and learn lots of ways to improve their diets by changing what they eat. The BMI calculator opens in a pop-up window, so you need to turn off your pop-up blocker just for this site. See the Tools menu in Internet Explorer to do this.

tag(s): nutrition (155), obesity (18)

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Include this site as part of a research unit on healthy eating or make a simple web scavenger hunt for your students to learn the basic of how bodies metabolize food and create fat.
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Shop Til You Drop - TeachersFirst

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6 to 8
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A math and consumer science lesson that lets students build a budget and and menushop to fit their allotted funds and menu. Designed for use on-line, this unit could ...more
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A math and consumer science lesson that lets students build a budget and and menushop to fit their allotted funds and menu. Designed for use on-line, this unit could also be done off-line using newspaper sale advertising. This lesson plan was one of the winners in a lesson plan contest sponsored by TeachersFirst. TeachersFirst editors have added technology options where appropriate.

tag(s): money (180)

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Teachers may also find this lesson useful with older special education or life skills students. Technology options include using web sources for shopping information and coupons and for creating the student projects.

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Trade Secrets - PBS

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1 to 12
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This site talks about how the truth about chemical usage in the U.S. has been obscured and compromised. It accompanies the PBS special on trade secrets. ...more
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This site talks about how the truth about chemical usage in the U.S. has been obscured and compromised. It accompanies the PBS special on trade secrets.

tag(s): chemicals (42)

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