Learning About Concussions: Teacher Guide and Lesson | Ophea Teaching Tools

    Learning About Concussions: Teacher Guide and Lesson

    Topic: 
    Personal Safety and Injury Prevention
    Grades: 
    6, 9

    Learning About Concussions: Teacher Guide and Lesson (for Grade 6 students) and Learning More About Concussions: Teacher Guide and Lesson (for Grade 9 students) include a teacher guide, lesson and an online student module.

    These resources follow a flipped classroom approach which allows students to explore content at their own pace, acquire knowledge about concussions, and complete learning tasks to augment their classroom learning experience. Using this approach maximizes the use of classroom time to focus on discussion, higher order thinking, and application of newly acquired content knowledge.

    These resources have been developed to provide grade 6 and grade 9 students with an opportunity to:

    • deepen their understanding of concussions and their impacts;
    • apply their learning to contexts that are relevant to their lives; and 
    • become advocates for their safety and the safety of others. 

    The teacher guide, lesson, and module are available for Ontario teachers in publicly funded school boards through their board’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and to First Nation schools/communities. Educators can consult the list of Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching (TELT) Contacts for English-language school boards about accessing the VLE. If you are from a French-language school board, you can contact your Personne-ressource en apprentissage et en enseignement par la technologie (PRAET). If your First Nation school/community does not have access to the VLE, please contact the Ministry of Education.

    Please note that the teacher guide, lesson and student module should be adapted, as necessary, to ensure compliance with current public health recommendations on COVID-19 as well as school board policies and procedures.

    This project was made possible with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Education.

    For more information contact info@ophea.net.