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Third graders identify methods for preventing common injuries. In this injury prevention activity, 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.
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.

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This presentation covers an extensive range of terms related to proper fitness recovery! Slides review such concepts as active recovery, aids to recovery, importance of hydration and diet, useful acronyms to address injuries, sports injury prevention, etc. While geared toward a higher-education course, there is a great deal of information that can be edited to apply to your individual physical education class.
How can our young athletes work to reduce sports injuries and avoid risks associated with overtraining? Discover the major components of managing and monitoring an individual's training load, as well as the warning signs and symptoms of overtraining.
Students research possible symptoms and causes of sports injuries. They research websites to list injuries and causes on a worksheet as they complete the template. After conducting their research, they discuss how sports injuries can be prevented.
Students research sports injuries and how to deal with the injury. In this injury prevention lesson, the teacher introduces several exercise risk factors and prevention techniques, then students work in small groups to conduct research on a type of injury and create a five-minute skit to present to the class showing how to deal with the injury.
Students examine and chart data about safety hazards and unsafe situations. In this safety hazard lesson, students examine newspapers and web sites to investigate injuries from safety hazards. They make a spreadsheet using the data and make a graph using the spreadsheet.
The tragic story of Derek Boogard, a hockey star whose sports-related brain injuries eventually lead to his death, is told through a series of videos. There are also articles that can be read. This poignant instructional activity gets participants to consider and discuss the physical dangers of contact sports, as well as the emotional toll. In small groups, learners then prepare presentations about the relationship between sports and brain trauma. 
Second graders investigate how to slow the spread of germs from coughing and sneezing. For 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 compare and contrast the conditions of the 1918 influenza outbreak with those of today. They try to identify prevention strategies for infectious diseases.
Students research certain sports-related injuries and who may be at risk for these conditions. They synthesize their knowledge by collectively developing a comprehensive medical history form.
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.
Students read about the marketing of permethrin-treated clothing to help prevent insect borne illnesses. They design a poster to create awareness of an insect, animal or plant species which is harmful to humans.
Ninth graders investigate how to prevent accidents in the workplace. They read and discuss a handout, examine OSHA/EPA guidelines, and create a poster depicting safety policies and procedures.
First graders identify safety hazards in the home and learn ways to prevent home accidents. In this home safety instructional activity, 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 investigate the practices of fall prevention and how to aid the strengthening bones with the use of a high nutrient diet. They discuss the types of situations that can contribute to falls in the senior population and initiate a plan of fall prevention.
Learners examine instruction on the basics of layout of a preschool. They identify appropriate environmental space arrangement and arrange a preschool with centers, easy traffic flow and a workable environment. They study guidelines for playground construction, design and maintenance, as well as safety and injury prevention strategies.
Students listen as teacher reads Words Are Not For Hurting, and answer questions about the content. Students discuss how to prevent arguments and work disagreements out with words. Students watch a puppet show that promotes discussion as a means of conflict resolution. Students will create an "emotion mask."
In this Self Injury Awareness Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, writing questions, survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities on Self Injury Awareness Day.
Students explore the Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center's website for more information about spinal cord injuries. They participate in a spinal cord tutorial to answer their questions. They also analyze cases in which pets are paralyzed.

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