Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic First Aid, and supports students in learning to care for minor injuries. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Display the contents of a first aid kit, or this image from the movie (timestamp: 1:39):

Invite students to share an experience where they needed to use an item from the kit, and how it helped them. 

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

  • Read the description on the First Aid topic page.
  • Play the Movie, pausing to check for understanding. 
  • Have students read one of the following Related Reading articles: “Sickness and Health” or “Language.” 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 First Aid 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 first aid 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 about first aid that answers this question: How can you take care of a scraped knee on the playground?
  • Make-a-Map: Create a concept map identifying first aid strategies for different types of injuries and issues. 
  • Creative Coding: Code a museum exhibit highlighting the importance of different items in a first aid kit. 

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Related BrainPOP Topics: Deepen understanding of health and safety with these topics: Broken Bones, Bruises, CPR, and Burns

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Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

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