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Lesson 8: Protecting My Eyes and Ears


This lesson focuses on protecting vision and hearing. Students read about how to keep eyes and ears healthy. They learn about what they can do to keep their eyes and ears safe and healthy, and then conduct a self-assessment to evaluate their own habits around protecting their eyes and ears to identify what they are already doing well and areas for improvement.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Explain how hearing can be damaged by loud sounds.
  2. Describe how vision can be damaged.
  3. Describe ways to prevent vision or hearing damage.

Time: 50 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • PHW-3: Prevent vision and hearing loss.

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.
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