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Lesson 12: Assessing My Risks


In this lesson, students complete a questionnaire to assess their personal safety practices. They complete a survey to analyze how well they follow safety rules in different areas of their lives and discuss how to be safer and avoid injury as a pedestrian, passenger or rider, when participating in sports or recreational activities, and in situations or risks likely to occur at home. They consider how having safe friends and planning ahead can help them stay safe, and make a safety plan for areas in which they are most likely to be at risk.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Assess their personal safety practices.
  2. Explain how injuries can be prevented.
  3. Identify ways to reduce risk of injuries in traffic, including staying safe as a pedestrian or passenger and when riding a bicycle, scooter or skateboard.
  4. Identify ways to reduce risk of injuries during sports and recreational activity, including use of safety equipment and precautions based on climate or weather.
  5. Identify ways to reduce risk of injuries at home, including taking precautions against falls, fires, animal bites and poisoning.

SEL Connection

  • self-awareness

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 1.5.1: Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and 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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