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The Concussion Conundrum

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The Concussion Conundrum


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Type: Learning Activity


This lesson helps young people understand the basic concepts of concussions. Youth will discuss brain injuries and complete a KWL chart (already Know, Want to know, what I Learned) to list facts about concussions. A hands-on learning activity gives young people a chance to experience what living with a brain injury may be like. Finally, the youth will reflect on what they learned about brain injuries and how to prevent them.

Content Standard(s):
Physical Education
PE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Beginning Kinesiology - Level 1
BK-4.5) Identify safe practices for participating in physical activity, exercise, and movement practices, individually or in a group.

Examples: injury prevention, hydration, use of equipment, implementation of rules, sun protection

APE accommodation suggestions: verbally prompting and redirecting; peer assistance to model proper personal and social behaviors

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 4
4.7.2) Apply safety rules for engaging in outdoor physical activities requiring the use of special equipment.

Examples: using a baseball or bicycle helmet, catcher's mask, knee pads

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.1.2) Predict the risk of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: riding in the bed of a pick-up truck, biking without a helmet, riding without a seat belt

a. Give examples of dangers associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.5.1) Predict the impact on self and others when making a health-related decision.

Examples: following a time-management plan, walking to school, limiting caffeine intake, riding with an impaired driver

a. Analyze options as well as outcomes, when pressured by peers to perform illegal acts.

Examples: underage drinking leading to being arrested, injury or death when not wearing a seat belt, riding a motorcycle without a helmet resulting in head injury

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.4) Propose ways to prevent, reduce, and treat injuries and other health problems.

a. Determine when professional health services may be required for injury or disease.

b. Perform CPR, AED techniques, and First Aid procedures, including the principles of RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).

Tags: concussions, head injury, head trauma, healthy behaviors, injury
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Author: Ginger Aaron-Brush
The event this resource created for:ALEX Resource Development Summit