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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Grades: Elementary School (3-5)
Subject Area: STEM, Biology, Technology, Geography

Help your students learn more about one of our most critical resources – water – with standards-based lessons that explore the many ways humans have been moving water for thousands of years. Students learn about irrigation and how it works to produce food and improve our quality of life. These lessons also examine the water cycle, photosynthesis, and the life cycle of plants.

Got You Covered!

Grades: Middle School (6-9)
Subject Area: STEM, Science, Engineering

Coatings cover 70 percent of the products made in the U.S., helping protect infrastructure, prevent disease, and power our mobile devices, as well as adding color to our world. Use these hands-on standards-based activities to investigate the science behind a broad array of coatings applications while introducing students to opportunities for careers in science and engineering

Step Up to a Healthier You

Grades: Middle & High School
Subject Area: Family & Consumer Sciences

Inspire your students to try new foods this fall with these innovative ideas for ham sandwiches! Students learn how to pair pork — a lean, low-calorie, nutrient-dense source of protein — with fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy to create healthful sandwiches that help you feel full and satisfied. Includes a take-home reminder about the latest guidelines for cooking pork safely with an easy-to-prepare pork recipe that families are sure to enjoy.

Celebrate Farm to School Month!

Grades: Elementary (2-4)
Subject Area: Nutrition, Health, Social Studies, STEM

October is National Farm-to-School Month! Celebrate by creating a farm-to-school connection in your classroom with activities that challenge students to explore local farms, meet local farmers, and sample the wide range of local dairy products and produce served at your school.

The Samuel Project

Grades: Middle & High School
Subject Area: Art, Language Arts, History

The Samuel Project is a powerful new film about one teen's discovery of the heroism in his own past when he chooses his grandfather as the subject of his senior art project. Inspire students to launch their own "Samuel Project" in your art and language arts classes with these activities designed to help them chronicle the stories of an older relative or friend. The Samuel Project arrives in theaters September 28.

Nella the Princess Knight

Grades: Preschool/Daycare
Subject Area: Social-Emotional Growth, Self-Image

Introduce your preschoolers to Nella the Princess Knight, the Nick Jr animated series created to nurture social-emotional growth with stories that empower preschoolers to be courageous and kind, self-confident, collaborative, and accepting of others, all while celebrating diversity and teaching conflict resolution. Use these creative play activities to drive curiosity and learning both in class and at home.

Fuel Up to Play 60

Grades: Elementary - High School (4-11)
Subject Area: Health, Nutrition, Fitness

This school year, give your students the tools they need to "fuel up" their bodies and minds with Fuel Up to Play 60, the free in-school nutrition and exercise program launched by the National Dairy Council and the NFL in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Click here to bring Fuel Up to Play 60 to your school, then download this teaching kit to get your students and other teachers at your school on the team!

Taking Down Tobacco

Grades: Middle School
Subject Area: Health, Community Action

Taking Down Tobacco is an interactive youth training program that motivates students to become part of the first tobacco-free generation. Add this innovative health education resource to your curriculum with lesson plans that inform students about the health dangers of all tobacco products and the deceptions of tobacco marketing.

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