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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.
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 lesson 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.
Students examine and chart data about safety hazards and unsafe situations. In this safety hazard instructional activity, 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.
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.
Young scholars 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.
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.
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 plan. Note: handouts and links are included.
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.
Investigate common poisons and how to stay safe with your class. They will be able to identify common poisons and the symbols that represent poison (i.e. skull and crossbones). Additionally, they will compare and contrast candy and medications and study poison prevention. They will also research common poisons on the Internet.
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 discover how to prevent dog bites by completing worksheets and watching a video. In this animal safety lesson, students view a video called Dogs, Cats and Big Kids, taking notes throughout. Students take a quiz and create a picture book explaining appropriate pet care techniques.
Students examine how to make positive health decisions. They determine the factors that lead to healthy growth and development such as proper nutrition, physical fitness, and no drug or alcohol abuse. In small groups, they examine case scenarios to determine where the participants would be on a health continuum and what they decisions should be made to increase their healthy living.