Joyce Foss
5 years ago
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Students will explore and identify roles of the health care workers regarding man-made or natural disasters, active threats, and health emergencies in their area. Students will form a School Disaster Plan based on natural disasters or hazards that may threaten their school. Students will gain experience categorizing patients using color tags during a mock emergency or disaster situation.

Health Science Medical Terminology / English Language Arts / Grades 9-12

Some of the Activities in this Lesson
— Handling Stress
— School Readiness in Crises
— Emergency
— Getting Your Message Across
— The 411 on Medical 411
— Medical Terms Mixup

After learning the basics of triage in a disaster, developing a medical terminology, managing crisis states, such as an outbreak of a contagion, or an active shooter on campus and managing their own state of stress; students will develop a disaster plan that can be presented to their school officials.

In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in English Language Arts that supplement the primary core area of study.

This unit is brought to you by Dawna Hughes (Health Science Medical Terminology), Tim Klein (Health Science Medical Terminology), and Joyce Floss (English Language Arts) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Team Lead Sheri Coburn.


Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology
K-12 Subjects
  • English-Language Arts
  • Physical / Health Education
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Batten Down the Hatches! (ELA)

What Should We Do? (ELA)

Researching School Safety Readiness (ELA)

Creating a Barricading Safety Presentation (ELA)

Managing Stress (Health)

Disaster Plan! Part 1 of 2 (Health)

Epidemiological Investigation (Health)

Disaster Plan - Presentation Proposal (Part 2 of 2) (Health)

What's the Disaster? (CTE)

Medical Terminology Bingo! (CTE)

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

Can You Save Me? Using Triage Protocol (CTE)