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NASA Kids’ Club

Elementary School      Digital Learning

The NASA Kids Club has lots of games and videos where students can learn about space exploration, and learn the answers to important questions “Who is On the Space Station?” and “Why Do We Explore?” They also have games like the “Space Lunch” game and an activity where students can design a stained-glass earth.

Project S.O.W: Food Gardening with Justice in Mind

Elementary School

Middle School   High School      Curriculum & Enrichment, Project-Based Learning

Welcome to Project S.O.W. (Seeds of Wonder): Food Gardening with Justice in Mind, a food gardening curriculum for educators who work with young people ages 13-19, centering personal growth, community connection, and equity.

Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools

High School

Elementary School   Middle School   High School      LGBTQIA2+

HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is the most comprehensive bias-based bullying prevention program in the nation to provide LGBTQ+ and gender inclusive professional development training, lesson plans, booklists and resources specifically designed for educators and youth-serving professionals. Our program uses an intersectional, anti-racist lens dedicated to actionable policies and practices. We uplift school communities with critical tools to embrace family diversity, create LGBTQ+ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students.

Teaching LGBTQ+ History

High School

Elementary School   Middle School   High School      LGBTQIA2+

This website is dedicated to “Teaching LGBTQ History” which primarily focuses on providing resources and materials that fulfill the requirements put forth by the FAIR Education Act with regards to LGBTQ history. This site serves as a comprehensive reference hub for information regarding the FAIR Education Act, as well as for History Framework Lesson Plans and General LGBTQ Lesson Plans, and resources to support teachers as they work with the new content required by the FAIR Education Act. We are honored to work together with you to help California’s history and social sciences education be more Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful for all K-12 students.

Digital Materials on Child and Adolescent Mental Health

High School

Pre K   Elementary School   Middle School   High School   Higher Education      Mental Health, Physical & Mental Health

Mental health is an important part of overall health for children and adolescents. Many adults with mental disorders had symptoms that were not recognized or addressed in childhood or adolescence. Help raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and early diagnosis and treatment by sharing information and materials based on the latest research in your school, classroom, or after-school program.

Breathe for Change Classroom Guides

Higher Education

Pre K   Elementary School   Middle School   High School      Mindfulness, Physical & Mental Health

Students are likely experiencing strong, complex emotions. Simply shifting schedules can feel like a huge disruption in a child’s life. Breathe for Change has created free classroom guides such as Classroom Guide to Mindfulness & Presence, Classroom Guide to Cultivating Love & Gratitude, and Classroom Guide to Compassion & Courage to help parents and teachers support students as they acknowledge and move through difficult and confusing feelings.

Little Children, Big Challenges

High School

Pre K   Elementary School      Digital Learning, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Everyday challenges are part of life. Providing your love and support is the most important step in helping children develop the confidence to overcome anything they face. Committee for Children has collaborated with Sesame Workshop to bridge the divide between what children learn in school and what they learn at home with their families. Sesame Street’s Little Children, Big Challenges initiative provides tips and strategies to help adults and children (ages 2 to 5) navigate challenges and build lifelong skills for resilience.

Kidpower Coloring Books

Elementary School

Elementary School      Prevention & Intervention

The Kidpower Coloring Books show children using key People Safety skills to keep themselves safe. Download for free and choose from 11 different languages!

Child Abuse Prevention Resource Guide

Elementary School

Pre K   Elementary School   Middle School   High School      Prevention & Intervention

The child abuse prevention guide seeks to highlight the innovative ways that communities around the country are doing purposeful prevention work to help children and families thrive. The protective factors have always been central to the Resource Guide. A protective factors approach focuses on positive ways to engage families by emphasizing their strengths, in addition to identifying areas where they have room to grow with support. Focusing on protective factors helps children, youth, and families build resilience and contributes to positive outcomes.

Snappy Words

High School

Elementary School   Middle School   High School   Higher Education      Digital Learning

It’s an online interactive English dictionary and visual thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it. This free resource can help you or your students learn how words associate in a visually interactive display.