Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic CPR, and supports students in developing knowledge of rescue breathing. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Ask students:

  • What do you know about CPR?
  • What questions do you have about CPR? 

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

  • Read the description on the CPR topic page.
  • Play the Movie, pausing to check for understanding. 
  • Have students read one of the following Related Reading articles: “Real Life” or “Gadgets.” Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS 

Students take the CPR Challenge and Quiz, applying essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

Step 4: EXTEND and DEEPEN

Students express what they learned about CPR while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

  • Make-a-Movie: Produce a tutorial that describes the steps for performing CPR?
  • Make-a-Map: Create a concept map identifying and describing the ABCs of CPR. 

More to Explore 

Personal Health Unit: Continue to build understanding around health and safety by exploring more BrainPOP health movies.

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