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Lesson 8: Responding to Injuries


Students identify body signals that let them know they’ve been injured. They describe some common childhood injuries, including cuts and scratches, sprains, insect bites and burns, including sunburn. They discuss the importance of telling the teacher if they or classmates are injured at school, and take home a family sheet to help them talk with parents or other adult family members about being sick or hurt.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify different signals from the body that can help them recognize an injury.
  2. Identify trusted adults at home and in school who can help when someone is injured.

Time: 30 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • S-7: Get help for oneself or others when injured or suddenly ill.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.1: Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
  • Standard 3: Accessing Resources
  • Performance Indicator 3.2.1: Identify trusted adults and professionals who can help promote health.