This is War! Triage in the War Zone (CTE)

adapted from work by Dawna Hughes

This lesson will discuss the history of triage and how it was used in for wounded soldiers on the battlefield during war. Students will do research and them make presentations on triage during various war times.



Historically, triage is believed to have arisen from systems developed for categorization and transport of wounded soldiers on the battlefield during war. Military experience shows that it is extremely effective in situations where there are more injured than rescuers, limited resources and critical time. It is important that individuals understand triage, the history and development of triage, and the effectiveness of triage if used correctly.

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Lesson Times

3 class periods
55 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology
K-12 Subjects
  • History/Social Science
  • Technology Education
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California's 2013 CTE Standards (1)
California English Common Core Standards (1)
English Common Core Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to identify the origin and history of triage.
  • Students will identify the importance and development of triage during various war periods
  • Students will utilize technology to develop a presentation on triage.

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