K–12 Health Education That Works!
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Lesson 9: Getting Help When Sick or Hurt


Students learn that they can use their words and bodies to get help when they are hurt or feeling ill. They watch a demonstration of how to ask for help from a trusted adult. Then they listen to stories about kids who need help and practice what they could say to ask for help in each situation.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate how to get help when sick or hurt.

Time: 45 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • PHW-10: Seek out help for common infectious diseases and chronic diseases and conditions.
  • 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.
  • Performance Indicator 3.2.2: Identify ways to locate school and community health helpers.
  • Standard 4: Communication
  • Performance Indicator 4.2.1: Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants, and feelings.