Students will identify three kinds of health or safety workers and explain how they help protect the health of the people in a community.
Main Curriculum Tie:
Social Studies - 3rd GradeStandard 3
Students will understand the principles of civic responsibility in classroom, community, and country.
- Health Careers, Safety Careers
Library books, encyclopedias, Internet (optional) , pictures of community health-care workers and health care facilities ( optional)
Student Prior Knowledge:
Students will have knowledge about people and places in the community that provide health care.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to summarize the roles of several health services in the community. Students will compare the tools and methods of health workers today and those in the past.
Read aloud from Behind the Scenes at the Hospital by Marilyn Miller. This
book describes the duties and services provided by various hospital
Display pictures from magazines showing health care
workers and health care facilities. Have students identify what kind of
worker or facility is shown. Have students brainstorm other workers and
facilities in their community.
Step 1. Students will choose one health or safety worker. They will make a
list of that worker's duties. Library books, encyclopedia and possibly the
Internet would be used to research duties. Students will decide which
healthy habits their chosen worker would want to teach others. Student will
teach that healthy habit to their class.
Step 2. Students will continue researching the health worker that they chose
for their lesson. They will compare the tools and methods of that worker
with the methods today. Students will write a paper in which they find
differences , similarities and make a conclusion. The conclusion will answer
the question 'Which way do you think works better?'
Strategies For Diverse Learners:
Health/Safety Worker Charade Write each of the safety/health worker job on a
different file card. Choose one child to pick a card from the pack. Ask the
child to act out the job of the safety worker written on the card. Have the
other children guess which job is being acted out. Continue until all of the
jobs have been acted out.
All writing conventions should be assessed in the Compare Activity.
McGraw-Hill Health ( Grade Three, Chapter 10)
Created Date :
Aug 06 2002 16:35 PM