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Demonstrate an ability to make informed choices about the prevention of injury with your class and others. Through class discussion, observational studies, simulation, and the creation of a handbook, high schoolers will understand the principles behind prevention of injury in school and the work place.
Third graders identify methods for preventing common injuries. In this injury prevention lesson, 3rd graders first study cartoons of injuries occurring, then write down their thoughts on these images. Next, the teacher shares many statistics on childhood injuries; students then work to identify intentional and unintentional injuries and develop strategies to avoid them.
Research sports safety and create various informational materials to share with the school community. Middle schoolers will utilize Internet resources, visual-arts materials, role-playing, and audio-video equipment to illustrate safe sports practices. Digital cameras are part of this lesson. Note: handouts and links are included.
First graders identify safety hazards in the home and learn ways to prevent home accidents. In this home safety lesson, 1st graders discuss ways to keep a home safe by brainstorming and then reading a story about home safety. They make clocks with moveable hands, and move through imaginary rooms in a house while displaying a likely time for being in that room. They finally discuss potential hazards in each room they "visit".
Students explore injuries born of basketball missteps. In this athletic injuries and injury prevention lesson, students interview doctors and basketball team members regarding basketball injuries. Students also conduct research pertaining to professional basketball injuries ad prevention of the injuries.
Second graders investigate how to slow the spread of germs from coughing and sneezing. In this illness prevention lesson, 2nd graders talk about why people cough and sneeze before telling about ways to prevent the spread of germs. They talk about why humans cough and sneeze to clear out debris. They learn to wash their hands properly and how to sneeze into a tissue.
Students gain a basic understanding of common symptoms of sporting injuries and how to best prevent sporting injuries. They interpret factors that contribute to personal awareness and their effects on behavior by communicating effectively to others. Finally, students make decisions in the context of maintaining healthy lifestyles and problem solve as a group.
What is an actual emergency situation and what should you do to prepare for it? Learners will identify a variety of emergency situations and the appropriate way to address first aid concerns to minimize injuries. They will also discover the planning and preparedness strategies for dealing with emergencies through resources and practice.