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Comprehensive Health Education in Grade 4

Safety and Injury Prevention

Standard

Maryland State Curriculum Content Standard 5:  Students will demonstrate the ability to apply prevention and intervention knowledge, skills, and processes to promote safe living in the home, school, and community.

Performance Indicators

A. Responding to Emergencies 
 5.4.A.1.  Demonstrate the ability to respond appropriately to emergency situations.  

5.4.A.1.a.

Distinguish between emergency and non-emergency situations and identify appropriate responses. 

5.4.A.1.b.

Identify situations and settings that place an individual at personal risk. 

5.4.A.1.c.

Analyze risky situations and identify ways to avoid them. 
B. Safety Rules and Procedures 
 5.4.B.1.  Identify safety rules that will prevent injury or accidents in specific situations.   

5.4.B.1.a.

Explain the safety rules for use of electricity.

5.4.B.1.b.

Develop a fire evacuation plan.

5.4.B.1.c.

Summarize the four steps of gun safety including stop, don't touch, leave the area, and tell an adult. 
C. Harassment 
 5.4.C.1.  Identify harassment as a form of violence. 

5.4.C.1.a.

Define harassment. 

5.4.C.1.b.

Discuss the effects of harassment on personal well-being.

5.4.C.1.c.

Plan strategies to respond to harassment.
D. Abuse and Assault 
 5.4.D.1.  Identify abuse and assault as a form of violence.   

5.4.D.1.a.

Define abuse and assault. 

5.4.D.1.b.

Explain the effects of abuse and assault on personal well-being. 

5.4.D.1.c.

Develop strategies to respond to abuse and assault.  
5.4.D.2.  Assesses and respond to situations that threaten personal safety and may result in abuse (physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual).   

5.4.D.2.a.

Identify threatening situations.  

5.4.D.2.b.

Create a list of trusted people and/or community resources to notify/contact if assault or abuse occurs.  

 

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