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Sign Language Alphabet | Full-Time Kid

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Sign language is a great skill to learn, and we're here to teach you all the basics. Signing the alphabet is really simple, but with practice, it'll let you sign anything!

Deal or No Deal

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In this exciting video for grades 2 through 5, students get to unite the cognitive and psychomotor skills.  Students pick a card with an exercise such as 20 crunches on it. They then decide whether to take the deal by showing a thumbs-up or to decline the deal by showing a thumbs-down. Students may pass once and then must perform the exercise on the second card they select.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Fact vs. Persuasion

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In this Cyberchase video clip, Inez and Jackie try to convince Fluffy to return to his hockey team. Fluffy explains that he wants to wear his dad's skates, while his teammates want him to wear Cyber Blades. He doesn't agree with the rest of the team that wearing these skates will make them play better. Inez, Jackie, and Fluffy watch the Cyber Blades commercials and evaluate the difference between persuasive claims and facts.

Meet My Muscles- Lower Body

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This 3rd through 5th grade video depicts students following along with their teacher to learn about lower body muscles. Students learn about muscles such as the gluteal and hamstring and how to give them a good stretch and exercise. This lesson engages students using psychomotor and cognitive skills. 

Action Verbs

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In this 3rd through 5th grade video, students connect exercise and literacy. The teacher reads a sentence aloud and students must identify the action verb that was read and then act it out accordingly. This is a great lesson to combine focus on cognitive and psychomotor skills.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Meet My Muscles- Upper Body

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Following along with their teacher, students learn about the various upper body muscles we have such as the bicep and pectoral muscles and learn how to give them a good stretch and exercise. This lesson engages students in 3rd-5th grade and focuses on psychomotor and cognitive skills. 

Racing the Rez Documentary

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In these videos, students follow five teens living on the Navajo and Hopi reservations in the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona. Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for tribal pride, triumph over personal adversity, and state championship glory. Win or lose, what they learn in the course of their seasons, will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Racing the Rez unfolds over two years of careful, patient observation, and offers a rare view into the surprising complexity and diversity of contemporary reservation life.

How to Promote Inclusion: Interview with Luticha Doucette

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Luticha Doucette discusses inclusion and personal interactions, explaining that using patience and courtesy can make everyone comfortable.  People with disabilities are no different than anyone else. Everyone needs some kind of accommodations. Be respectful & welcoming.

Visit the Move to Include collection for additional resources.

Inclusive Book Club | Move to Include

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The Arc of Monroe County provides an inclusive book club that meets weekly in public at a local book store. The group provides an opportunity for those with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to read and discuss a book together as community members in a public setting. It enhances the quality of life and self-esteem of people in the program  with meaningful social development,  community participation and enrichment opportunities. It also helps to dispel stereotypes that others in the community may have about what people with disabilities can do. The Next Chapter Book Club is part of a worldwide network. Visit the Move to Include collection for additional resources.

Eating Healthy Foods

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Learn about the importance of eating healthy foods, in this video adapted from Media That Matters. A group of students present and explain the types of foods that are good for our bodies, the nutrients they provide, and how these benefit our bodies. They then explain what processed foods are, why some people like them, and why they are unhealthy.

Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign | Move to Include

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Spread the Word to End the Word is an educational campaign to increase awareness for the need to respect and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The initiative is supported by Special Olympics and Best Buddies and numerous other organizations. It promotes using people first accepting language in schools and in the community.

Visit the Move to Include collection for more resources. 

Choosing Foods for Your Health

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Learn from Misty and Tim, two teens who have diabetes, about the food choices they make to help them control their condition, in these two video segments adapted from Living With MyType2. Misty is a college student learning to adapt her dietary needs to a new environment filled with options. Tim goes grocery shopping with his mother and explains how he identifies foods as healthy or unhealthy based on their ingredients and location in the store.

Are Olympic Competitors Geniuses? | PBS Idea Channel

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While we often think of genius as an intellectual category, can we use it for Olympians? We normally associate the word "genius" with intellectual accomplishments, but athletes are geniuses at pushing their bodies to new heights, making the impossibly difficult seem easy and effortless.

Concussions in Youth Athletes

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This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on October 31st, 2013

While pro football has begun to confront the consequences of concussions, a new report is putting the spotlight on younger athletes. 

 

Paralyzed Man Walks after Groundbreaking New Surgery

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Discover the process behind a groundbreaking surgery that led a paralyzed man to walk again with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from October 21, 2014.

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