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Lesson 7: Reading Body Signals


Students think about what happens when they feel sick and identify body signals that let them know they aren’t feeling well. They learn the important rule about only using medicines with the help of an adult, and identify trusted adults whom they can ask for help when feeling ill.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify different signals from the body that can help them recognize an illness.
  2. Identify trusted adults at home and in school who can help them when they are sick.
  3. Describe how to use medicines correctly with the help of an adult.
  4. Identify rules about use of medicines.

SEL Connection

  • self-management

Time: 40 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • AOD-1: Use prescription and over-the-counter medications correctly.
  • PHW-10: Use health care services to address common infectious diseases and manage chronic diseases and conditions.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.1: Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.5: Describe why it is important to seek health care.
  • Standard 2: Analyzing Influences
  • Performance Indicator 2.2.2: Identify what the school can do to support personal health practices and behaviors.
  • Standard 3: Accessing Resources
  • Performance Indicator 3.2.1: Identify trusted adults and professionals who can help promote health.
  • Standard 8: Advocacy
  • Performance Indicator 8.2.1: Make requests to promote personal health.
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