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Name of Activity:
First Aid Booklet
Purpose of Activity:Students engage in a hands-on activity to create their own first aid booklet.
Suggested Grade Level:5-7
Materials Needed:Basic paper supplies to make booklets
Vocabulary Words to use in this activity:
Sprain, fracture, asphyxiation, pressure, temperature, unconscious, nausea, vomiting, splint, ace bandage, elevate, heat exhaustion, cramp, spasm, seizure, faint, clammy, dizzy, wound, laceration, stitches, etc.
Description of Idea
Step 1. The students have already read the first aid text and have seen the words used in context. In small groups, students can define the terms, using their own words. Then, the students can use the dictionary to complete definitions for any remaining words.
Step 2. The students discuss the definitions, using each of the words in sentences that they share around the circle of the small group.
Step 3. The students read the procedures for each of the first aid treatments presented in the text. They act out the processes while other group members take notes on the directions. As they are acting out the steps, students should use the new vocabulary in their instructions.
Step 4. Students then take the information that they used to act out the first aid procedures, and turn it into an illustrated booklet for others to use.
Step 5. Tell students to pretend they are the publishers of the best booklet on first aid. Write an advertisement for the radio or television designed to persuade people to buy their booklet. Use the new vocabulary in their advertisement.
The booklet should contain a minimum number of pages or treatments. Students should use all vocabulary words presented in the text.
Rate your booklet according to the following
The booklet used all the vocabulary words.
The instructions were clear and easy to understand.
The pictures were helpful to the reader.
All groups look at and evaluate the booklets created by all the other groups.
Which one do you think is best? Why?
What was good about the directions in the one you picked?
What was good about the drawings?
They will use this discussion as a basis for the development of their own rubric.