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Lesson 17: You Can Be Safe Around Guns

Overview

In this lesson, students learn rules for staying safe around guns, including to never touch a gun or bullets, move away and tell an adult. They practice applying the rules in a variety of sample situations.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify guns and bullets as safety hazards in the home.
  2. Apply safety rules to avoid gun-related injuries.

Time: 30 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • 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 1.2.4: List ways to prevent common childhood injuries.
  • Standard 7: Practicing Health-Enhancing Behaviors
  • Performance Indicator 7.2.2: Demonstrate behaviors that avoid or reduce health risks.