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- Lynne S.
- Lilburn, GA
Injury Prevention and Safety Teacher Resources
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Learners 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.
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 activity. Note: handouts and links are included.
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 plan, 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.
Young scholars discover how to prevent dog bites by completing worksheets and watching a video. For 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.
First graders identify safety hazards in the home and learn ways to prevent home accidents. In this home safety 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 write about a time when they did not follow safety rules. For this safety/ language arts lesson, students demonstrate cause and effect relationships related to safety, accidents and injuries. Additionally, students design safety posters to be displayed on the work-site.
How can students play safely on the playground? Young learners will the video, "I Can Learn Myself," and review school playground rules. They will also work in teams to assess the safety of the school's playground equipment. Note that the video and book recommendations could be easily swapped for another similar resource.