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Lesson 11: Staying Safe at Home, at School and in the Community


This lesson helps students analyze common risks and come up with safety rules that can help them avoid injuries. Students think about the last time they were injured and where the injury occurred, and consider if their injury could have been prevented. They participate in a carousel activity to brainstorm different types of risks and injuries that can happen at home, at school and in the community, and then develop simple safety rules to follow to reduce these risks. They complete an activity sheet to summarize how they can apply safety rules in their lives.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. List ways to prevent injuries at home.
  2. List ways to prevent injuries at school.
  3. List ways to prevent injuries in the community.
  4. Explain why household products are harmful if ingested or inhaled. 
  5. Identify safety precautions for playing outdoors in different kinds of weather and climates.
  6. Identify equipment needed for protection in sports and recreational activities.

SEL Connection

  • self-management

Time: 50 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • PA-6: Avoid injury during physical activity.
  • 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.
  • S-6: Recognize and avoid dangerous surroundings.

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 2: Analyzing Influences
  • Performance Indicator 2.5.4: Describe how the school and community can support personal health practices and behaviors.
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