Concussions: Grades 6-8

Teach middle schoolers to learn how to prevent concussions, recognize the symptoms of a concussion, and what they should do in case of a concussion. After reading articles that provide background information, groups create factsheets that identify symptoms, prevention tips, and treatment options. They also create podcasts that raise awareness of the need to get concussion baseline testing before engaging in sports.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Arrange to have the school's IT specialist help with creating and uploading the podcasts to the school website
Classroom Considerations
  • Groups must have access to computers with internet
Pros
  • The packet includes detailed plays for the activities, discussion questions, links to background articles, and a comprehension quiz with an answer sheet
Cons
  • None