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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.
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.
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".
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.
High schoolers 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. For 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 explain how safety belts prevent injury. They identify three other safety features in a vehicle. Students discuss how fast 40 miles per hour is. They discuss how high a five story building is. Students discuss other types of safety harnesses and people who use them, like construction workers, race car drivers, etc.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
Young scholars 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.  Young scholars take a quiz and create a picture book explaining appropriate pet care techniques.
Students research the correct procedures for taping ankles via internet then put procedures in correct order and, as a class, discuss each procedure and implement the ankle taping techniques on each other. They also go through each management strategy and discuss the correct answer for each injury presented.
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.
Students study the acronym TOTAPS in relation to managing sports injuries. They discuss the elements of TOTAPS and how to progress through each step. After discussing TOTAPS, they study how to treat injuries using the RICER method and the elements of the HARM treatment. In groups they role-play different sports injury scenarios.
Young scholars study sports injuries in relation to famous athletes and everyday people. They brainstorm common sports injuries and those of famous athletes. In groups, they evaluate information related to sports injuries and take notes to report to the class and complete a cloze activity.
Students explore automobile safety. In this automobile safety lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "How to Prevent Backover Deaths of Kids?", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the content of the article.

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