After listening to Russell Hoban's story "Bread and Jam for Frances", students will illustrate their favorite food and add it to the Food Pyramid Graph.
To deter addiction, some people are able to replenish the amount of self-control they possess. Theories are presented in this web-article that suggest that upon applying self control during a difficult situation, an individual is less able to apply it during a following situation.
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This lesson is designed to help educators find out how familiar their students are with letters and words and also give students an opportunity to develop their fine motor skills.
Use these ARTHUR activities to help children understand themselves and those around them. Topics include self-esteem, understanding others, and cultural diversity.
Explore how people are alike and different in these ARTHUR activities. From interviewing classmates to establishing local pen pals to creating neighborhood maps, the activities will help children understand and appreciate what we share in common and what makes each of us unique.
Discover how resolving conflicts can lead to a better outcome for both sides from the PBS KIDS series ARTHUR. Included are support materials for teachers. [11:26]
Above the Noise host Shirin Ghaffary weighs the potential health risks of drinking energy drinks and compares them to other sugary, caffeinated beverages. Energy drinks are a billion-dollar industry and their popularity keeps growing despite health concerns. We are warned they are particularly dangerous for children and teens -- and there have even been reports of deaths linked to energy drink consumption. In this video we take a closer look at the science to see if energy drinks are really as bad as the hype, and what it is about them that has doctors concerned. A student handout is provided. [4:06]
This whole coronavirus thing is messing up every aspect of society. School is no exception, with millions of students now stuck at home dealing with a bunch of new stress. How do you deal with so much uncertainty in the time of coronavirus? Included is a lesson plan to accompany the video. [6:23]
It's not hard to find a high school student who is stressed about homework. Many are stressed to the max - juggling extracurricular activities, jobs, and family responsibilities. It can be hard for many students, particularly low-income students, to find the time to dedicate to homework. So students in the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program at YouthBeat in Oakland, California are asking what's a fair amount of homework for high school students? Included is a lesson plan to accompany the video. [6:40]
In the earlier days of the coronavirus pandemic, there was a lot more confusion about whether people should wear masks to protect themselves and others from the virus. Here's why recommendations have changed-even for kids and teens and how they help keep COVID-19 in check. Included is a lesson plan and student viewing guide. [9:00]
The debate over the best way to teach sex ed in America continues to rage on, but student voice is often left out of the conversation when schools are deciding on what to teach. So Myles and PBS NewsHour Student Reporters from Oakland Military Institute investigate the pros and cons of the various approaches to sex ed and talk to students to find out how they feel about their sexual health education. Included is a lesson plan and student viewing guide. [9:15]
The World Health Organization is worried about video games-just recently, it officially recognized "Gaming Disorder" as a mental health condition. But it's not that simple. The American Psychiatric Association isn't convinced and says there's not enough research showing that video game addiction is its disorder. So what's going on? Is video game addiction REALLY a thing? Find out in the latest Above the Noise episode. An activity to accompany the video is included. [6:09]
As protesters around the country demand racial justice and a re-examination of policing in communities, the conversation has also spread to schools-with many asking if police should be on campuses. Do you think a police presence in schools helps keep students safer? Or do you think they contribute to negative situations that are better handled by other means? A lesson plan to accompany the video is included. [8:54]
Suspensions have some unintended consequences. They disproportionately target minorities, and some students who get suspended are more likely to repeat a grade, drop out of school and become involved in the criminal justice system. But suspensions are viewed by some as a necessary tool to keep schools safe. It may not be great for the suspended student, but they say it's more important to keep everyone else at the school safe. Should suspensions be suspended? An activity to accompany the video is included. [5:41]
As the Covid-19 vaccine becomes readily available for more folks -- including teens 16+ -- some parents are hesitant about allowing their minor children to get vaccinated. Meanwhile, public health experts say young people will need to get the vaccine if the U.S is to reach herd immunity. Do you think teens should be able to get vaccines without a parent or guardian's permission? A lesson plan to accompany the video is included. [11:15]
Over 20 states have introduced bills in 2021 that would ban trans girls from competing in girls' sports in middle and high school--some bans include elementary school and college. Though not all these bills have passed, they have caused debate about how best to make girls' sports more equitable. What does fairness mean when it comes to trans girls in sports? A teacher's guide to accompany the video is included. [11:48]
To slow the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19, public health experts are telling us to stay home and practice "social distancing." Think social distancing doesn't matter if you're young and healthy? Think again. It's not about you-it's about protecting the community. A lesson plan is included to accompany the video. [5:50]
KIDS Clubhouse Adventures kids learn from the best! Meet Clubhouse experts who are ditching their wheelchairs for biskiis and hitting the slopes for the day! [2:02]