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Pre-Driver’s Education

Pre-Driver’s Education

Welcome to the Pre-Driver’s Education page.  This page is dedicated to helping children, under driving age, to discover ways in which they can be safety minded while traveling on the road whether in a vehicle or not.  Additionally, educators can also find links here that for  lesson plans that focus on roadway and vehicle safety.



Lesson Plans Main

Lesson Plans Main

The lesson plans presented here are not intended to cover all grades and circumstances. They are written to provide ideas and resources to aid in the teaching of safe transportation related practices for elementary age children. If you have an idea for a lesson plan and would like to share it with other educators, please […]



Safety Unit Introduction

Safety Unit Introduction

Show a series of safe driving public service announcements (either video, print, or billboard) and discuss Invite traffic safety “experts” to make a classroom presentation. Such experts are: firemen, ambulance personnel, ER doctors or nurses, policemen, driver’s education instructors, child passenger safety technicians or instructors, cross-walk guards, STAR (Motorcycle safety) instructors, and railroad engineers. Conduct […]



Safety Unit Closing Activities

Safety Unit Closing Activities

Closing Activities: Create Idaho Highway Safety Kids Calendar entries Conduct a “parents night” where students present safety information to parents Hold a safety fair and invite local TV/Newspaper to cover the event Create a Highway Safety Public Service announcement for your school



Lesson Topic: Work Zones

Lesson Topic: Work Zones

Target audience: 4-6 grade students Lesson Plan ideas: Make chocolate asphalt cookies (see lesson plan at: http://www.swe.org/iac/LP/asphalt_01.html ) Explore the science behind the construction of bridges (see lesson plan at: http://www.swe.org/iac/LP/bridge_01b.html )



Lesson Topic: Railroad Crossing

Lesson Topic: Railroad Crossing

Target audience: 5-6 grade students Objective: Students will acquire railroad safety best practices Materials: Computer, projector, Internet access to http://www.oli.org/education_resources/drivers_ed/look_to_live.html Set-up: Computer and projector Procedure: Show the video from Operation Lifesaver discuss concepts identified in video Activity ideas: Create a diorama or model of safe vehicle/railroad practices Write a letter to a government official(s) regarding […]



Lesson Topic: Pedestrians

Lesson Topic: Pedestrians

Target audience: 2-3 grade students Objective: Students will discover safe ways to walk on and cross roads Materials: Pedestrian safety facts and best practices, “Play It Safe” booklet found at the following URL: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/PlayItSafeWeb/pages/index.htm Set-up: Prepare enough copies for each student Procedure: Tell a story about “close call” pedestrian accidents. Ask leading questions that allow […]



Lesson Topic: Distracted Driving

Lesson Topic: Distracted Driving

Target audience: 5-6 grade students Objective: Students will identify the dangers of texting while driving Materials: Computer, projector, Internet access to the following URL: http://ut.zerofatalities.com/texting.php Set-up: Computer/Projector Procedure: Show the video “Texting While Driving”. Discuss the implications and ramifications to texting while driving. Activity ideas: In groups or individually, have students create “Distracted Driving” billboard […]



Lesson Topic: Seat Belts, Distracted Driving, Impaired Driving

Lesson Topic: Seat Belts, Distracted Driving, Impaired Driving

Target audience: 5-6 grade students Objective: Students will identify the stopping distance of a car. Students will explore its implications on seat belt use, driving distractions, and driving impairments Materials: Computer, projector, Internet access to the following URL: http://www.teachersdomain.org/asset/ket09_vid_stop Set-up: Computer/Projector Procedure: Show the video “Vehicle Stopping Distance” Activity ideas: Discuss Newton’s first law of […]



Lesson Topic: Bicycles

Lesson Topic: Bicycles

Target audience: 4-5 grade students Objective: Student will identify how to properly wear a bicycle helmet. Students will identify risks for not wearing a bicycle helmet. Students will review road rules. Materials: Page 4 of the following PDF for coloring handout: http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/outreach/KidsPage/archive/bussafety/bckschool_safely/handouts.pdf ,Computer and projector for the following video: Set-up: Computer/Projector and copies of handout […]




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