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“"For all of us, the miracle isn’'t that we finish, the miracle is that we have the courage to start."
~John Bingham~

Educational Handouts

Kids love to hear stories so we've put together a couple of them for classroom sharing that are both educational and entertaining. Simply click on the orange links for pdf copy masters on...

The History of the Marathon: Why is a marathon 26.2 miles? Why not just, say, 25 miles? And why is it called a marathon? Kids will love the entertaining answers to these questions, and to learn the tale of Phillippides, the runner and warrior for whom the marathon is a tribute.

A Brief History of the Library: Kids will be fascinated to learn that libraries began as repositories for clay tablets and, later, papyrus scrolls, and that the papyrus scrolls were stored in pigeonholed shelves, transported by pages in leather or wooden buckets.

We've also developed some handouts to help your students prepare for the "exercise" part of this campaign...

Healthy Eating Starts with Reading: Reading nutrition labels, that is. How many grams of fat does that candy bar you love so much contain? We turn the wrapper over and discuss the label. Kids will find the concrete examples of what a Big Mac, extra fries, or sugary drinks "costs" them easy to understand. They may agree that what they "pay" is not worth it!

Five Easy Steps to Becoming a Runner: How does one get in shape to run a marathon...or a mile? Here's a simple how-to guide for transitioning from walking to running.


“"The most important thing is not to win but to take part, just as in life the most important thing is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered
but to have fought well.”

~The Olympic creed~
      Random House
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