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Health Professionals

Objectives Grades 4-6

Lesson One

Students will be able to:

  1. Define asthma as a condition that causes difficulty with breathing.
  2. Explain that asthma can be controlled to allow children to be active and healthy.
  3. Describe asthma as a condition that affects the airways in the lungs.
  4. Explain that asthma cannot be caught like a cold or infection.
  5. Describe the airways in the lungs as the part of the respiratory system affected by asthma.
  6. Describe four signs and symptoms of an asthma episode such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, and chest tightness or chest pain.
  7. List four things that can make asthma worse such as exercise, cigarette or other tobacco smoke, pollens, animals, colds, flu, and cold air.

Lesson Two

Students will be able to:

  1. State that asthma can be controlled when someone with asthma avoids the things that can make his/her asthma worse.
  2. Describe children with asthma as active, healthy people who can run, play, and go to school.
  3. Identify the things classmates can do to help a child who has asthma such as not tease, include the child with asthma in activities, and remind the child to take his/her medicine, stay calm in case of an emergency, get help if needed.
  4. State that children who think they or a friend might have asthma can seek help from the people they live with, the school nurse, a doctor, or teacher.

Lesson One Grades 4-6

Lesson Two Grades 4-6

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