How to Use this Product
This product is aligned with Grade 8 Ontario Health expectations. Specifically it covers the following expectations:
identify situations that could lead to injury or death and describe behaviours that can help to reduce risk.
demonstrate the ability to assess situations for potential dangers and apply strategies for avoiding dangerous situations.
The product includes:
1. An article that engages students in the discussion of potential injuries in everyday living. Analysis of a fictional character (Sarah, a 13 year old girl), and her daily activities.
2. Open ended discussion questions throughout the article generate deep and meaningful conversations on the topics and major issues relating to the curriculum.
3. A worksheet that allows students to reflect and connect their own life experiences to the article.
Day 1 & 2 - Read the article with your class and discuss the main topics that arise throughout the article. Have students stop and pause at the discussion questions. They should share their stories with their elbow partner first; then have some students share their stories with the whole class. Let the discussions run free and allow students to share personal stories from their own experiences. Keep the discussion focused on safety and injury prevention in everyday living.
Day 3 - Have students complete questions 1 - 5 on the worksheet. Tell students to complete their daily activities chart and have it ready for the next day. There is a model in the article.
Day 4 - Assign question 6 on the worksheet. Students will reflect on their daily activities chart and assess it for potential dangers. Have students share their answers with the class.