Intentional Injuries Lesson Plan for 9th Grade Example Students

Topic: Intentional Injuries

Objectives & Outcomes

  • By the end of this lesson, students will be able to define intentional injuries and list common types, including self-inflicted injuries and sexual assault.
  • Students will be able to identify risk factors for intentional injuries and list methods for preventing them.


  • Handouts on intentional injuries
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Examples of self-inflicted injuries (e.g. fingernail polish, razor blades) and sexual assault (e.g. plastic toy body parts)


  • Ask students to raise their hand if they have ever heard of intentional injuries before today.
  • Ask for a few volunteers to share their understanding of intentional injuries.
  • Write their responses on the board and ask the class if their understanding is accurate.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the topic of intentional injuries and explain that these are injuries that are intentionally caused by a person.
  • Discuss the different types of intentional injuries, such as physical violence, sexual violence, and self-injury, and provide examples of each.
  • Emphasize the importance of safety education in the prevention of intentional injuries, including recognizing the risk factors and ways to prevent these injuries.
  • Use the handouts to provide more detailed information on intentional injuries and safety education.

Guided Practice

  • Divide the class into small groups and assign each group one type of intentional injury to focus on.
  • Have the groups research their assigned type of intentional injury and discuss the risk factors, prevention strategies, and ways to get help.
  • Have the groups share their findings with the class and discuss how these strategies can be used to prevent intentional injuries.
  • Encourage students to ask questions and provide feedback on the information they learned.

Independent Practice

  • Have students choose one intentional injury to focus on and create a poster or presentation on the risk factors, prevention strategies, and ways to get help for that type of injury.
  • Encourage students to include research on their chosen injury, as well as any personal experience or insights they have on the topic.


  • Review the key points of the lesson and ask students to share their posters or presentations.
  • As a group, discuss the importance of safety education in preventing intentional injuries and how learning about risk factors and prevention strategies can help us to stay safe.


  • Observe students during the group work activity and give feedback on their ability to work together and create a visual representation of their chosen risk factor or prevention strategy.
  • Administer a short quiz at the end of the lesson to assess students' understanding of the concepts and principles of safety education in the prevention of intentional injuries.

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