First Aid Principles and How to Respond in an Emergency

Subject Area: Health and Illness - Natural Science

Grade Level: Primary Education - 4th Grade

You never know when you or someone close to you will get hurt, which is why learning basic first aid principles is important, even for those of a young age.

Knowing exactly what to do in different scenarios will streamline the first aid process and allow the victim to get better sooner and remain in the best condition possible, until professional medical help can arrive.

It may not seem important for a young kid of only 8-9 years old to know how to handle emergency situations because there will likely be an adult nearby… However, that won’t always be the case. They may have been left alone for a short period of time. Or even the supervising adult could be the one injured. In addition, during emergency situations, many adults can even freeze under pressure and not know what to do.

It’s important in any emergency situation for one person to step up and take charge by instructing nearby individuals of what they need to do to help, and providing the appropriate first aid in response to the victim’s injury.

Thus, learning important vocabulary and first aid procedures, can be extremely beneficial to both the victim and the first aid provider in ensuring the safety and well-being of both individuals.


View the complete lesson plan for a one hour class, designed for the B-1 level students of a 4th grade Primary class.

Includes information on objectives, timing, teacher/LA participation, materials needed, and procedures. 

A collection of resources for LA's and teachers to view.

Includes first aid procedures for the LA and teacher to familiarize themselves with. As well as in-class materials that will aid in students' learning.

It is important to evaluate how well the students learned the taught subject.

Here you can find a vocabulary worksheet, as well as first aid scenarios that can be used in class to gauge students' understanding.