This product is aligned with Grade 8 Ontario Health expectations. Specifically it covers the following expectation:
identify situations that could lead to injury or death (e.g., head injuries or concussions in contact sports) and describe behaviours that can help to reduce risk (e.g., wearing protective gear, especially helmets; thinking before acting, etc…)
The product includes:
1. An article that engages students in the discussion of injury in competitive sports and activities. The article uses hockey as an example of how safety equipment has evolved throughout the years.
2. A worksheet that allows students to reflect and connect their own life experiences to the article.
3. A follow up task & rubric that requires students to research a competitive sport of their choosing and create a timeline of the development of safety equipment within the sport.
Day 1 - Read the article with your class and discuss the main topics that arise throughout the article (NHL, injuries, current events within the hockey world, other sports or activities relating to hockey, protective equipment). Let the discussions run free and allow students to share personal stories from their own experiences. Keep the discussion focused on injury and injury prevention in sports and activities.
Day 2 - Have students complete the corresponding worksheet independently or in pairs.
Day 3 - Assign the follow up task.
Day 4 - 6 - Give students class time to research their sport and complete their timeline.
Day 7 - Timeline is due