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Lesson 9: Being Safety Smart


This lesson helps students consider the idea of being safe. Students complete an activity sheet to define what being safe means to them, then consider a series of questions around safety. They discuss how kids may often take risks because they believe that nothing bad will happen to them, and learn about the importance of thinking about safety ahead of time. They read about some of the ways kids can be hurt and review basic safety rules that can help keep them safe in a variety of everyday situations.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Explain what being safe means.
  2. Explain how injuries can be prevented.
  3. Identify basic safety rules for a variety of common situations and activities.

SEL Connection

  • self-management

Time: 50 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • S-1: Follow appropriate safety rules when riding in or on a motor vehicle.
  • S-3: Use safety equipment appropriately and correctly.
  • S-4: Apply safety rules and procedures to avoid risky behaviors and injury.
  • S-5: Avoid safety hazards in the home and community.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.5.3: Describe ways in which safe and healthy school and community environments can promote personal health.
  • Performance Indicator 1.5.4: Describe ways to prevent common childhood injuries and health problems.
  • Standard 7: Practicing Health-Enhancing Behaviors
  • Performance Indicator 7.5.1: Identify responsible personal health behaviors.
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