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Teaching Tool - Protect Your Head Decision Making and Assessing Risk (Grade 4)

This presentation teaches students about brain health and safety related to road and off-road activities.

Learning goals

  • I will understand how to protect my head against injuries
  • I will know what a concussion is and what to look out for
  • I will understand how to be safe on roads

Core knowledge content

Core knowledge content provides the teacher with the background information needed to prepare and teach this health class.

Ontario curriculum expectations

Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education (2019)

  • B3.1 demonstrate behaviours and apply procedures that maximize safety and lessen the risk of injury, including the risk of concussion, for themselves and others during physical activity. This specific expectation is also connected to the social emotional learning expectations A1.4 Relationships and 1.5 Self.
  • B3.2 describe common precautions for preventing accidents and injuries, including concussions, while participating in different types of physical activity. This specific expectation is also connected to the social emotional learning expectation A1.6 Thinking.
  • D2.2 apply a decision-making process to assess risks and make safe decisions in a variety of situations. This specific expectation is also connected to the social emotional learning expectations A1.2 Coping and 1.6 Thinking.

Learning activities

Concussions 101

Brain injury demonstration

Bike traffic signs and hand signals

Helmet fitting

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