Dear Educators

YMI and our partners are proud to provide free classroom and home-based educational resources to help you create a dynamic learning experience for your students. New programs are added regularly. Check back often to see the latest and sign up to be notified!

Go For Real

Grades: Secondary School
Subject Area: English Language Arts, Health, and Family and Consumer Sciences
Teach students about the risks and dangers associated with counterfeit products and help them make smart buying decisions. Includes activities and a digital trivia game.

Drive2Life PSA Contest

Grades: Grades 6-12
Subject Area: Language Arts, Media, Communications, Safety
Raise student awareness about passenger responsibilities and have them use facts they learn and their creativity to develop a script for a 30-second PSA video to empower passengers to speak up for safe driving. Prizes for students and teachers. Contest Deadline: March 21, 2023.

Check Out What’s Chilling!

Grades: Grades 3-5 and 6-8
Subject Area: Family & Consumer Sciences, Health, English Language Arts, Math
Teach students that eating nutritious foods is important for their health and the health of our planet. Unfortunately, 30 to 40% of the food produced in America ends up in landfills — a preventable waste of our resources. Introducing students to diverse food options, portioning, and meal planning, can help expand their food choices and reduce food waste.

Indiana — Fuel Up to Play 60!

Grades: Grades K-12
Subject Area: Health, Nutrition, Fitness, English Language Arts
Equip your students with tools to “fuel up” their bodies and minds for a successful school year. This free school nutrition and fitness program from the National Dairy Council and the NFL in collaboration with the USDA features a variety of free resources.

Montana Wheat and Barley—The How and Who

Grades: Grades 4-6
Subject Area: Language Arts, Social Studies
Take your students behind-the-scenes of the exciting world of agriculture. These lessons delve into the different stages of the wheat production process as wheat moves from farm to table, plus explores the variety of jobs in the wheat industry.

Narrative Writing with Once Upon a Tim

Grades: Grades 3-5
Subject Area: Language Arts
Inspired by the highly illustrated book series Once Upon a Tim and the books’ themes, this free language arts program features engaging and creative narrative writing activities in which students create their own exciting hero quest stories.

Vaccinate Your Family

Grades: Preschool & Daycare
Subject Area: Health
Raise awareness about the importance of family members keeping their vaccines up to date to help keep their family members healthy.

Fuel Up to Play 60

Grades: Middle School and High School (Grades 5-8 and 9-12)
Subject Area: Health Nutrition, Fitness
Empower your students to focus on wellness and help build healthier schools with Fuel Up to Play 60. This program includes activities on healthy eating, everyday physical activity, and social emotional skill-building. Bonus: If you are a teacher in the Northeast, you can request a free Fuel Up to Play 60 poster! While supplies last.

Dungeons & Dragons Build an Adventure

Grades: Grades 4-6, 6-8
Subject Area: Language Arts, Mathematics
Take your students on a collaborative storytelling adventure that will reinforce language arts, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills as they explore fantastic realms, undertake challenging quests, and weigh daring choices brought to life by their own imaginations.

Sound Off with the
Home Fire Safety Patrol

Grades: Elementary (2-3)
Subject Area: Health & Safety, Math, Language Arts
With Sound Off With the Home Fire Safety Patrol, students learn about home fire safety with lessons on smoke alarm sounds, placement, and testing, home fire dangers, and home escape planning and fire drills.

Medicine Safety

Grades: Grades 5-6, 7-8
Subject Area: Health, English Language Arts, STEM
This free multi-media educational program is designed to teach students and their families how to use, store, and dispose of OTC medicines safely, as well as how to avoid medicine mistakes and misuse.

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