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Teaching Tool - Protect Your Head (Grade 5 / 6)

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

Learning goals

  • I will reflect on safety practices on and off the road
  • I will understand the importance of preventing head injuries
  • I will learn the proper use of protective equipment, such as helmets for injury prevention practices

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.
  • D1.1 identify trusted people and support services that can assist with injury prevention, emotional distress, emergencies, etc. This specific expectation is also connected to the social emotional learning expectations A1.1 Emotions and A1.2 Coping.
  • 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

Trivia game (essential)

Concussions 101

Crossword puzzle

Brain injury demonstration

Helmet fitting

Class project

Protect your head design project

In the context of science and technology curriculum, have students design a solution to prevent head and brain injury, such as a helmet or a bike mirror.

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