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Five A Day Nutrition Grades 4 to 12 National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute now offers this venerable site as an encouragement to make fruits and vegetables a central part of the American diet. Though not designed specifically for students, the site includes complete resources – recipes, promotional ideas, local contact information, etc. – and could be useful for health and nutrition classes.

Game Central Station Grades 1 to 12

A nice collection of K-12 resources which includes both activities for Kindergarten and primary grades, as well as specific suggestions for games like soccer, basketball, and baseball. There are also links to hand signals, rules, etc.

Games Kids Play Grades 2 to 6

Good sites for physical education are hard to find, but this collection of rules and descriptions for children’s games should keep physical education teachers well-armed with new challenges for their students.

Good Sportsmanship – More Than Just High Fives Grades 1 to 12 PTA

In these times of intense competition it’s important to take the time to remember the value of good sportsmanship. This site takes a look at how it develops and how important parents are in the process.

Gymnastics Lessons and Assessments Grades 1 to 12 Privately Published

A page of developmental gymnastics activities, lessons, and quizzes for those interested in integrating gymnastics into physical education programs. There’s background reading material accessible from this site that might also be helpful for those just starting out.

Iditarod Expedition Lessons Grades 4 to 10 Cabela’s

How would you plan for a solo sled dog race. Here’s a set of lessons that lets students apply their academic knowledge to mastering the planning necessary for a solo race along a lightly marked trail in winter weather. There are real lessons here, and interesting facts galore.

Iditarod Home Page Grades 4 to 12 Iditarod

The home page for the annual Iditarod sled dog race offers all manner of information on the race, the dogs, and the mushers. There’s also information on the Junior Iditarod, and extensive information for teachers and students. This site is useful even during “non-race” seasons.

K-7 Physical education lessons Grades 1 to 7

A Canadian site offering still more activities, also indexed by topic and grade.

Kids Running Grades 1 to 8

Here’s a site that lets kids read, write, and create based on their interest or experience in running. If you’re a physical education teacher interested in making connections with the classroom, this is a site that could build bridges while letting students write about something they enjoy. Worth a visit!

Lesson plans for physical education Grades 1 to 12 Privately Published

Grouped by topic, some with grade levels.  More than 50 different activities.

Organized Children’s Games Grades 1 to 12

A simple listing of lots of games for young ones, along with tips on how these can be adapted for different regional and cultural variations. Who says there’s only one way to play the game!?

P.E. Teaching Ideas Grades 1 to 6

A British resource offering a collection of games and activities for K-6 students. Try this one for some ideas you won’t find elsewhere.

PE Central Grades 1 to 12 Virginia Tech University

Long a favorite and still growing, PE Central is a large resource created at Virginia Tech University for physical education teachers. These plans are grouped by topic and grade level, and they include plans and feedback contributed by teachers in schools around the country.

PE Lesson Plans Grades 1 to 5

This is a university-based collection of six elementary lesson plans, each explained in great detail.

PE Plans Grades 1 to 12

Originally a European collection, this site offers an extentive collection of lesson plans submitted by PE teachers.

Physical Education Lesson Plans Grades 1 to 12

This is a private collection of lesson plans grouped into more than a dozen different classifications, creating an interesting organizational structure. There are five to ten lessons in each category, plus a list of other links for those who need more.

Salt Lake 2002 Cyberhunt Grades 3 to 6

Here’s a teacher-designed, fact-oriented webquest that lets students explore and learn facts about the Salt Lake winter games. The questions provide a basic introduction to the area and some Olympic traditions.

Science and the Olympics Grades 4 to 8 WhyFiles

Developed for the 1996 Atlanta games, this WhyFiles presentation shows the hundreds of scientific connections to modern sports. The presentation looks a bit dated, but the facts are there, and there are lots of ways teachers might use this material to tie to a science curriculum.

So You Want to Host the Olympics Grades 4 to 8

This webquest asks students to research a potential Olympic site and prepare a presentation on why that site should host the games. Depending on age and available time, there’s enough material here for a social studies project lasting several weeks.

Teachers will be able to “slice” this one in lots of useful ways.

The Games Compendium Grades 1 to 12

This site was created for scouts in Britain and offers a collection of indoor and outdoor games, activities, and other items that might prove useful for a PE teacher in search of something a bit different. The content is sometimes nested among other scouting stuff, but it can be worth the effort.


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